Wisdom's Corner
Kiss the Son

A long time ago in the lands where Old Testament Bible characters lived, people had an interesting way of showing respect for a king. When they would come into his court they would walk up to him and kiss him. Most of the time they would kiss his cheek or the hat that he wore (called a turban).

If two nations or tribes were having an argument, one leader could end the argument by kissing the other leader's turban. This would show that he was willing to live in peace with the other leader. It would show that he trusted the other leader and was willing to live by his rules.

God wants all leaders of the world to look to Him the same way. In Psalm 2:10-12, it says, "Be wise now therefore, O ye kings; be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him."

The "Son" spoken of is Jesus Christ. He is on the throne in Heaven and rules now. Not only rulers but every person should want to serve Him and live by His rules. The only way to know what His rules are is to read and study the Bible.

If you will learn all that the Bible says, and obey it and live the way God wants you to live, then you will be 'kissing' the Son. Since you cannot kiss Him in person(he lives in Heaven), you must 'kiss' him by obeying what he says in His word, the Bible.

I want to be blessed by God. I do not want Him angry at me. I hope you want the same thing.

Mark McWhorter

Copyright 1998

Published by The Old Paths Bible School