2 comments on “Day 2: Psalm 2

  1. I am not a biblical scholar, so I decided to glance at the study notes I have in my bible. According to these notes, much of the psalm refers to both a “present day” (when it was written) king taking the throne and ultimately Christ taking the throne. Kings at that time were referred to as the Lord’s Anointed (as is Christ later). According to my study notes, the kiss is a sign of submission. Submission to an Assyrian king was expressed by kissing his feet. If you read this psalm through the eyes of a “present day” king taking the throne, the fickleness that you sense is much more appropriate and understandable. If you read it through the lens of Christ’s reign, it does sound a bit more fickle but we have seen where God’s wrath has “flared up” but those who have “kissed the son” or submitted to God and “take refuge in him” are protected. Yes, God shows mercy, but it is up to us to submit to it and accept it. Until we do that, we are at risk of facing his wrath.

  2. Well I saw the first part more like this; The world is always opposed to God not because they dont know better but because they so know and choose not to give up their sin. They enjoy the “fun” for no but if anything, they are too shortsighted to realize that they will pay in the end. It’s a little like a child getting away with something. ou may have been dispensing grace but he sees it as “I fooled them” and then hes encouraged to do it again thinking hes quite witty and it “fun” to sneak and get away with it and it spirals as you can see. Also the Bible says that the Satan is the prince of this world and this Psalm shows how he is using all the worldly tools at his disposal: Kings (government) courts, the very people who live in the world all being used to wage a war against the Kingdom of Heaven fir he surely knows that if Heaven prospers his kingdom deminishes.

    I rather saw the last first referring to kiss the son, in light of the verse preceding it which exhorts us to reverence God as it rightful and then to so do with his son. If you will, kiss the son (because he derserves to be reverenced. The commentary agrees but adds several other reasons to this kiss which I found very informative; “Christ, and in him our Father, and we must have an eye to him under both considerations. Our duty to Christ is here expressed figuratively: Kiss the Son, not with a betraying kiss, as Judas kissed him, and as all hypocrites, who pretend to honour him, but really affront him; but with a believing kiss. (1.) With a kiss of agreement and reconciliation. Kiss, and be friends, as Jacob and Esau; let the quarrel between us and God terminate; let the acts of hostility cease, and let us be at peace with God in Christ, who is our peace. (2.) With a kiss of adoration and religious worship. Those that worshipped idols kissed them, 1 Kgs. 19:18; Hos. 13:2. Let us study how to do honour to the Lord Jesus, and to give unto him the glory due unto his name. He is thy Lord, and worship thou him, Ps. 45:1. We must worship the Lamb, as well as him that sits on the throne, Rev. 5:9-13. (3.) With a kiss of affection and sincere love: “Kiss the Son; enter into a covenant of friendship with him, and let him be very dear and precious to you; love him above all, love him in sincerity, love him much, as she did to whom much was forgiven, and, in token of it, kissed his feet,” Luke 7:38. (4.) With a kiss of allegiance and loyalty, as Samuel kissed Saul, 1 Sam. 10:1. Swear fealty and homage to him, submit to his government, take his yoke upon you, and give up yourselves to be governed by his laws, disposed of by his providence, and entirely devoted to his interest.” When you see all this in it its really quite beautiful indeed.

    The commentary goes on to iffer a reason for this which I find I was feeling before even reading it though not ezpressed nearly so well and thouroughly it reads: ” The reasons to enforce this command; and they are taken from our own interest, which God, in his gospel, shows a concern for. Consider, (1.) The certain ruin we run upon if we refuse and reject Christ: “Kiss the Son; for it is at your peril if you do not.” [1.] “It will be a great provocation to him. Do it, lest he be angry.” The Father is angry already; the Son is the Mediator that undertakes to make peace; if we slight him, the Father’s wrath abides upon us (John 3:36), and not only so, but there is an addition of the Son’s wrath too, to whom nothing is more displeasing than to have the offers of his grace slighted and the designs of it frustrated. The Son can be angry, though a Lamb; he is the lion of the tribe of Judah, and the wrath of this king, this King of kings, will be as the roaring of a lion, and will drive even mighty men and chief captains to seek in vain for shelter in rocks and mountains, Rev. 6:16. If the Son be angry, who shall intercede for us? There remains no more sacrifice, no other name by which we can be saved. Unbelief is a sin against the remedy.
    I just said it was his just due and he was to be reverenced but I think that said it soooo much better lol

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