“Kiss the Son”

Kiss the Son

A thousand years before Jesus walked the earth, God’s people had Psalm 2.

Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.
__ Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
__ Blessed are all who take refuge in him. (Psa 2:10-12)

Even kings and rulers of the earth were told to pay homage—show fidelity, loyalty, submission, and respect—to “the Son.” Consider the directive of Psalm 2 in light of people who actually came in physical contact with Jesus, the Son of God.

“Kiss the Son”

  • The Jewish lawyers, scholars, teachers, and priests had ample opportunity
    (Luke 2:46-50; 3:8-9; 5:27-32; 6:5; 11:14-20; 19:9-10, 38-40; 22:1-2, 63-71)
  • Pontius Pilate, governor of Judea, had the opportunity
    (Luke 23:1-4, 13-24)
  • Herod Antipas, tetrarch of Galilee, had the opportunity
    (Luke 3:18-20; 8:1-3; 9:7-9; 23:6-12)
  • Judas Iscariot did kiss the Son, in order to betray him
    (Luke 22:1-6, 47-53)
  • A nameless woman—known to be a sinner—kissed him, and her faith saved her
    (Luke 7:36-50)

Steadfast love and faithfulness meet;
__ righteousness and peace kiss each other. (Psa 85:10)

Nowhere do we see the fulfillment of those beautiful words more clearly than in Jesus Christ. “His footsteps” have made “a way” available to us all (Psa 85:13).

“Kiss the Son.” So many have had the opportunity; now you have the same.

This sermon was delivered on June 12, 2016.

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About Jason Hardin

Jason lives in southern Indiana with his wife Shelly and their three daughters. He works with the Charlestown Road church of Christ. Jason has written three books and a variety of workbooks. He's a fan of photography, baseball, mountains, wildlife, BBQ, banana pudding, and coffee. You can contact him here or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

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