“Kiss the Son, lest He be angry and you be destroyed in your way, for His wrath can flare up in a moment!” Psalm 2:12a
By “kissing the Son,” we are to understand . . .
love to Christ’s person,
devotion to Christ’s service,
submission to Christ’s authority.
Since the Lord Jesus is . . .
the blessed and only Potentate,
the King of kings,
and Lord of lords,
then love, devotion, and submission to Him are our truest wisdom, and the only true path of genuine blessedness. For what blessedness can they have, who are liable to the wrath of God? If His wrath flares up against you–could you endure the thought of meeting His displeasure? Are you stronger than God? Will you provoke Him to jealousy? No! The most careless of mankind, if he reflects at all, must be sensible that “it is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God!”
“How blessed are all who put their trust in Him!” Psalm 2:12b
They shall be protected by His power,
preserved by His grace,
enriched by His bounty,
blessed by Him with all spiritual blessings.
And in the last day, they shall be seated with Him on His throne,
and be partakers of His glory for evermore!
A saving trust in Christ renders a man inconceivably blessed!
It brings peace into his soul;
obtains for him the forgiveness of all his sins;
secures “grace sufficient for him,” and “strength according to his day.”
It makes him “blessed” in every state . . .
in health or sickness,
wealth or poverty,
in life or death.
It entitles him to an incorruptible and undefiled inheritance in Heaven!
No person who ever possessed sincere trust in Christ, ever perished.
Glory and honor and immortality are the portion of all who sincerely trust in Christ as their Lord and Savior!
If you have any desire to escape the wrath to come, or to lay hold on eternal life–then this is the sure, the only way of attaining your end.