“I will tell of the decree: The Lord said to me, “You are my Son; today I have begotten you. Ask of me, and I will make the nations your heritage, and the ends of the earth your possession. You shall break them with a rod of iron and dash them in pieces like a potter’s vessel. Now therefore, O kings, be wise; be warned, O rulers of the earth. 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.” (Psalm 2:7-12, ESV).
Maybe you have heard the phrase, “No matter who is president Jesus is King.” That is a nice phrase, but, it misses the point. Yes, we can take comfort that Jesus is sitting on the throne and nothing is outside of His control. Yet this phrase can be a platitude to comfort you when your candidate you voted for lost the election. Worse this phrase doesn’t make any demands on your life. Yet every instance of the scriptures saying Jesus is King does make demands on your life. Consider the prophetic verse for Jesus above in Psalm 2.
- God the Father loves the Son and has given all things into his hand. We should love the Son, Jesus Christ, and surrender to him our lives.
- Jesus rules over the most powerful rulers of the earth. They will be accountable to Him on judgement day for every evil thing that they have done. He shall break the proud and shatter them. How much more does this apply to you?
- Jesus will bless those who submit to his Lordship, “kissing the Son”, and take refuge in Him, seek Him as savior. Anyone who repents of their sin and trusts in the Messiah, Jesus Christ, will be saved. How? Well this verse doesn’t tell us but the New Testament reveals that He died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sin and rose from the dead to give us new life. That is why if we repent and trust in Jesus to save us we will be blessed with eternal life.
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