13th February: Psalm 2:1-12 – We delight in God’s Son, and we delight in God’s Word which leads us to Him.

In this Psalm we read of a conflict. On the one side there is ‘the Lord and His Anointed’ (2). On the other there are those who ‘conspire and…plot’ (1). The conspiracies and plots of men will come to nothing. The saving purpose of God will be fulfilled. This purpose will be accomplished in Christ, the One to whom God says, ‘You are my Son’ (7), the One to whom God says, ‘I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession’ (8). God calls us to worship Christ – ‘Kiss the Son’ (12). This call to worship Christ is accompanied by a warning against judgment and a promise of salvation. As sinners, we are under God’s judgment. Trusting in Christ, we are saved (12; John 3:36). We are to take delight in Christ. This is the thought conveyed by the phrase, ‘Kiss the Son.’ We delight in God’s Son, and we delight in God’s Word which leads us to Him.

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