“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.” Psalms 2:11 — 2:12
My take : Another common theme between Proverbs and Psalms we see here is ‘serving the LORD with fear’. I know many think that concept is ludicrous because their view of God is a ‘large soft teddy bear with built in vending machine’ yet Scripture, including this one, lays out a stern warning for our good. As CS Lewis writes so adeptly in Narnia, ““Safe?” said Mr. Beaver; “don’t you hear what Mrs. Beaver tells you? Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good. He’s the King, I tell you.”
The psalmist, clearly inspired here, suggests we ‘kiss the Son’, a holy kiss and holy fear in response to His calling to embrace. Here we also see a glimpse in into the character of God and the relationship between Father and Son of the Trinity.
My prayer: Thank You that You 1st loved me. Without your calling and good Book, I would indeed by eternally lost. In Your time, my cords of sin I was birthed in will be totally removed and this human life will be fulfilled and evil purified.