The book of Psalms gives us a glimpse of who Jesus is in the Old Testament (O.T).
What are some familiar Psalms that come to mind? There are 150 of these in total.
Psalm 1, 8, 23, 91, 100, 150 are the more commonly referred to ones and let’s start with Psalm 1.
1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
12 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.
Do you see it?
Psalm 1 is about the LAW
Psalm 2 is about GRACE – Blessed are all who put their trust in the Son of God. Psalm 2 – the first Messianic Psalm (verse 7)
Psalm 2 refers to the phrase “Kiss the Son?” – a.k.a. Love and embrace Him.
We kiss whom we love and embrace. Reuben our little boy, loves to be kissed by Sangeetha and they play this game often.
What are the events that come to mind when we say “Kiss” in the Bible?
- Judas’ betrayal kiss (Mark 14:45)
- Israel beheld his grandchildren and kissed them and embraced them (Genesis 48:10)
- The woman that would not stop kissing the feet of Jesus as she anointed him (Luke 7:45)
Judas kissed Jesus to show who Jesus was.
Aren’t we supposed to do the same, save with the right attitude of Heart, wherein, we are to kiss Jesus to show Him and His Love to others, because in doing so, we expression of love for Him and we tell the world that we are EMBRACING HIM.
Now let’s move to Psalm 23.
Psalm 23 tells us that the Lord is my Shepherd
Psalm 22 is The Psalm of the Cross, that is a prophetic description of the Messiah who comes.
See without Psalm 22 where Jesus lays down his life willingly for us, and is rejected of God (as he cries out My God, My God, why have you forsaken me), so that man could be accepted by Him, He cannot claim to be the good shepherd (as described in John 10)
To the final Psalm, Psalm 150.
Psalm 150 commands Let every thing that hath breath, praise the Lord (verse 6). Those who kiss and embrace him, can boldly then move to Psalm 150, where ALL that have breath are commissioned to praise God and worship Him.
In Psalms, He is the Grace of God, to be kissed and embraced; He is the rejected servant and THE Good Shepherd, worthy of all our praises – praises from all that have breath.