Acts 13: 33
“Wha God has promised our fathers he has fulfilled for us, their children, by raising up Jesus. As it is written in the second Psalm:” ‘You are my Son; today I have become your Father.”
When Paul quotes one verse from David’s second Psalm, not only do people know the whole of the Psalm verbatim they know why Paul is using it.
He is saying what our fathers prophesied and spoke about is clearly seen in Jesus. This is Him. This is who everyone for generations were speaking of. You missed Him!
He is the One, the One who in speaking of himself in verse 7 of that Psalm said there was a day when he realised he was the Son and God was the Father.
I wonder when that was? Was it when Joseph and Mary had lost Jesus and they found him with the teachers of the law and he said , ‘I must be about my Father’s business’?
Psalm 2 has no reference to a meek and mild baby gently coming into the world. Rather it is an explosion into the world with consequences if the nations do not accept Him.
1. He is the Son, not one of the sons of God, He is ‘My Son’. the Son.
2. He is (and you will probably sing it today) ”begotten not created’ (again the people Paul was speaking to know these verses, v7 NKV). Jesus was not created. He created everything. He has the same essential nature of God the Father.
3. He will rule over the nations, 2:8.
4. He will rule with power, 2:9.
So what are we to do?
They know what Paul is saying, he doesn’t need to say it, they know …
Kiss the Son. This is the kiss of submission of surrender as you might bow before a King and kiss his hand, 2:12.
Friends, what am I trying to convey today is this:
Advent is huge! The Christmas story is the most important story we have.
Don’t let anyone allegorise or folklore the story.
It is demanding answers today:
Is He the Son?
Is He begotten?
Will you surrender?
That’s the advent challenge.