Join the Conversation: “Kiss the Son”

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I have always been intrigued by the following verse:

 12Kiss 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. (Psalm 2:12, King James Version)

So tell me, dear reader, why would not kissing the Son make Him angry?  Let me know your thoughts.


  1. I did a study of God's angry side last year (even posted an article about it) — and concluded not kissing the Son meant rejecting Jesus.

    If you reject the Son, you reject the Father since both are "God."

  2. John D Carmack

    @Richard: Feel free to share the URL, if you wish. I can see where rejection would be the main point. A kiss was often a sign of greeting (which is why a kiss from Judas was so much of a betrayal). Refusing to give the Son a kiss would be a form of rejection, then, as much as today a refusal to shake hands, say "hello", etc. In this case, though, it would be more serious, more like refusing to bow before a king. In this case, the King of Kings.