By Eddie Lombard.
Psalm 2v12 ESV
12 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.
As a Christian I still struggle with the Lordship of Christ. I know I am a sinner, I see that every day in my walk, and so I love the fact the Jesus came to save me. What I don’t find so easy is to submit to Jesus as King. Psalm 1 and 2 are a beautiful door into the Psalms. Psalm 1 is all about the blessed man and his delight in meditating on Jesus and his Word. Psalm 1 talks about Jesus as our Saviour, while Psalm 2 deals with Jesus as our King.
The first 3 verses of Psalm 2 give us a description of our heart and the struggle we face every day with Jesus the King. The anointed King is on His throne and yet we want Him off the throne. We want to be the captain of our own ship. Verse 3 in particular is the picture of an ox being yoked up to do the work in the field. The ox is made to do this work but he wants to escape from under the yoke. From Psalm 1 we see that the truly blessed person is doing exactly what God intended him to do. Not perfectly, but our lives are directed by Him like the ox in his yoke.
Our rebellion towards Jesus as King and His rule is seen in vs 1-3. We don’t like His rule, so we want to get out from under His rule. “I know best. It’s my life, is it not?” But there is no way we can get the King off His throne (vs 4-6).
Jesus is the rightful ruler and King of His world, and so we are left with 2 choices. We can submit to the King, His rule and His Word (verse 11). We can find our joy in the rule of the King (vs 12) and submit to Him, giving Him the honour due to Him. We can find our refuge in the King and His rule. Or we can stand up against His rule and perish (v 12).
So let us be wise. Let us be warned (vs 10). Jesus is both Saviour and Lord. We cannot have one without the other.
- Thank the Lord for Jesus our Lord and Saviour.
- Ask the Lord to help you submit to the King and his Word.
- Ask the Lord to show you your heart and just how dangerous and deceitful sin can be.