Psalm 2:11-12


11.  "Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling.

12.   Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little.  Blessed are they that put their trust in him."

Messianic Biblical position as written by Shalach Ministries:

Psalm 2:11-12. There should be no confusion as to the understanding of these passages.  Let the Scriptural text speak for itself from Hebrew word meanings.  As you have written, "Serve the L-rd with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Desire what is pure, 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."  It should be noted that the Hebrew word for "kiss" is nashaq {naw-shak'}which means "to put together, kiss", while the word "bar" means "pure".  Therefore, when the LORD instructed mankind to serve Him with fear and rejoice with trembling, He also said to submit to He of pureness lest He be angry.  Jesus was well noted for His pureness in all things.

What must not be overlooked in this Psalm is verse 2:7.  "
I will declare the decree: the LORD hath said unto me, Thou art my Son [beni]; this day have I begotten thee."   "This Day" depicts the day of appointed time in which Yeshua would take upon Himself the form of human flesh.  Yeshua was not known in past eternity as the "Only Begotten Son".  He was known as the "Word of God".  "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the father,) full of grace as of truth" (St. John 1:1,14). 

With regard to Exodus 4:22-23, "And thou shalt say unto Pharaoh, Thus saith the Lord, Israel is my son, even my firstborn: And I say unto thee, Let my son go, that he may serve me: and if thou refuse to let him go, behold, I will slay thy son, even thy firstborn."  Here the LORD declared to Pharaoh that Israel was His "firstborn" which in Hebrew is "b@kowr" {bek-ore'} and means (firstborn, firstling).  Thus, God used national Israel as His metaphoric firstborn son in relation to Pharaoh and his firstborn son.  Pharaoh would understand such an analogy because he was called the son of Ra, or beloved of his god.

However, Psalm 2:7, "... this day have I begotten thee" denotes actual parenthood. The Hebrew word for "begotten" is yalad {yaw-lad'} and means (to bear, bring forth, beget, gender, travail).  In this sense the word is used as bringing forth biological and genetic seed or offspring of one's self.  Hence, the Messiah.  While it is clearly recognized that Israel is considered God's firstborn son, they are in no way denoted as His "Only Begotten Son".  It is also accepted that Hosea 11:1, "When Israel was a child, then I loved him and called my son out of Egypt," does refer to God leading Israel out of Egypt through  Moses, but also refers to Matthew 2:15, "And was there until the death of Herod: that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying , Out of Egypt have I called my son.

Thus, it becomes clear that the Word of God made flesh is God, and the Father of the only begotten is God also.  Thus, they are two distinct entities, each of which has His own characteristics and personality, but yet one in unity and purpose.  We must remember that God's plan for man was predestined before the foundation of the world.  Jesus came to earth in the likeness of man and emptied Himself of His former deity and was tempted of Satan just as all mankind is tempted (not as a God but as a man).  Apostle Paul stated, "For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities: but was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin" (Hebrews 4:15).  While in His earthly body Jesus received power to perform His Father's will and overcome sin from the Holy Spirit of God.  The Holy Spirit is the third member of the Trinity.  

You may ask what Biblical evidence is there for a Triune Godhead? 
In its simplest form the "Trinity" means, "For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one" (I John 5:7).  Also see the commentary on The Trinity.

 blue bullet  The Bible teaches that there is a Divine Godhead (Trinity) and it is
      comprised of three distinct entities that are one in unity and purpose.
      A very clear illustration of these distinctions can be seen in Matthew
      3:16-17, "And 1Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightway
      out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him,
      and he saw the 
2Spirit of God descending like a dove, and
      lighting upon him: And lo a
  3voice from heaven, saying, This is
      my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased
."

 blue bullet  The term "One In Unity" is revealed in the passage of Jesus' prayer, "And
      now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I
      come to thee.  Holy Father, keep through thine own name those
      whom thou hast given me, that they may be one as we are
" (John
      17:11).  "And the glory which thou gavest me I have given them; that
      they may be one, even as we are one
" (John 17:22).

 blue bullet  God is both the Father and the God of Yeshua and He is not Jesus
      Christ.  "Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,
      which according to his abundant mercy hath begotten us again unto
      a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead
"
      (II Peter 1:3).

 blue bullet  Therefore, the Divine Trinity can be illustrated by the evidence of three
      separate and distinct persons, of which each one has His own individual
      spirit body, personal soul, and personal spirit.  It was this construct of
      design that God used when making human beings.  "And God said, Let
      us make man in our image, after our likeness...
" (Genesis 1:26).
      Therefore, the body, whether spiritual or physical, merely provides
      housing for the soul and spirit.

 blue bullet  Thus, if God is a single being, then why is the plural Hebrew noun Elohim
      (literal "Gods") used for God repeatedly?   This plural noun is at the center of
      Israel's confession of the
ONENESS of God!  The Shema states, "Hear, 0 Israel:
      the Lord our God is one Lord" (Deuteronomy 6:4; Mark 12:29).  In the Hebrew
      it reads, "Jehovah our Elohim (gods) is one [echad] Jehovah."  The Hebrew word
      echad permits a unity of more than one.  For example, it is used in Genesis 2:24
      where man and woman become one flesh; in Exodus 36:13 when the various
      parts "became one tabernacle"; in II Samuel 2:25 when many soldiers "became
      one troop"; and elsewhere.

 blue bullet  Thus, "The invisible things of him from the creation of the world are
      clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his
      eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse
"
      (Romans 1:20). 

 blue bullet  In addition, after God had created Adam, He said, "...it is not good that
      the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him
...
      Therefore shall a man leave his father and his mother, and shall
      cleave unto his wife; and they shall be one flesh
" (Genesis 2:18-24).

 blue bullet  The Father is the head of Christ (I Corinthians 11:3), the Son is the Only
      Begotten of the Father (John 1:14), and the Holy Ghost proceeds forth
      from both the Father and the Son (John 14:16; Acts 2:33-37).

 blue bullet  While some may think it is very difficult to understand the meaning of the
      Divine Trinity, it really is quiet simple, if we will quit trying to contradict 
      God's Word, and simply take what He says by
FAITH.  "For now we see
      through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now we know in part; 
      but then shall I know even as also I am known
" (I Corinthians 13:12).

If Yeshua as a human being was not capable of expressing His own free-will, then Satan would not have tried to tempt Him on three different occasions (St. Matthew 4:1-11).  Make no mistake, the only sin that Jesus ever knew was when He was dying on the cross for the sins of the world.  Yet, He remained perfect  (St. Matthew 27:46).  Yeshua had to tested as a man in order to redeem all mankind.  "For even hereunto were ye called: because Christ also suffered for us, leaving us an example, that ye should follow his steps: Who did no sin, neither was guile found in his mouth: Who, when he was reviled, reviled not again; when he suffered, he threatened not; but committed himself to him that judgeth righteously: Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed" (I Peter 2:21-24).

So why did God allow Jesus to suffer?  "If ye endure chastening, God dealeth with you as with sons: for what son is he whom the father chasteneth not? But if ye be without chastisement, whereof all are partakers, then are ye bastards, and not sons" (Hebrews 12:7-8). 

In summary, while it may be said, "And when thy days be fulfilled, and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom. He shall build an house for my name, and I will establish the throne of his kingdom for ever. I will be his father, and he shall be my son. If he commit iniquity, I will chasten him with the rod of men, and with the stripes of the children of men; but my mercy shall not depart away from him, as I took it from Saul, whom I put away before thee." is indeed a quote from II Samuel 7:12-15, the Bible makes it perfectly clear the only kingdom that will ever be established from King David's seed that will last forever is Yeshua's.

However, in contrast it is well noted that Solomon's kingdom ended in tragedy.  Why?  "Wherefore the LORD said unto Solomon, Forasmuch as this is done of thee, and thou hast not kept my covenant and my statutes, which I have commanded thee, I will surely rend the kingdom from thee, and will give it to thy servant.  Notwithstanding in thy days I will not do it for David thy father's sake: but I will rend it out of the hand of thy son" (I Kings 11:11-12).  Thus, Solomon's kingdom was forcibly removed from his son by God.

The inhabitants of "Yeshua's Eternal Kingdom" are now being determined by faithful individuals who believe in the eternal blood atonement of Jesus Christ, His soon return to the Mount of Olives (Zechariah 6:13-14), and live their lives according to
God's Word..