Psalm 2 goes on to quote one the most familiar verses in the book of psalms: “I will declare the decree: The Lord has said to Me, ‘You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.’” (v7) At his baptism, Jesus and the others next to him heard these precious words of anointing. They tell us not that a man became a son, but that a man is anointed to become king. And unlike the kings of the Old Testament, his promise will bring justice and peace and the worship of God to the nations of the world (see v8).

“‘Worship the Lord with reverence and rejoice with trembling.’" (v11) I am so ready to celebrate the coming of the Prince of Peace. But Christmas without worship is empty—empty celebrations, empty gift-giving, empty gatherings, and an empty holiday break from the rat race. Christmas worship involves us in the story of God’s salvation unto the nations.   

How we enjoy this! How we long for its completion!

                   We need his peace! And isn’t it wonderful that like so 

                   many promises in the Bible, we don’t have to wait until

                       Heaven to enjoy it? …

                                Oh, may it be so here amongst your people!

                                May the Prince of Peace rule in our hearts as

                                citizens of his kingdom!

~ Pastor Eric

 

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