Jesus Talk

Praying on Street Corner

“Do homage to the Son, lest He become angry, and you perish in the way, for His wrath may soon be kindled. How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!” Psalm 2:12

Have you ever been asked about the people of the Old Testament? If Jesus came during the time of the New Testament and people have to place their faith in Him to be saved; what happens to the people who lived before Jesus came to the earth? This is a great question, though I will not give a full answer to that direct question in this blog. But, that question so easily leads us to another question like, did the people in the Old Testament know about Jesus? Did they know that God had a “only begotten Son” (John 3:16)?

Look again at the scripture above and ask yourself these questions: Who wrote this Psalm (see Acts 4:25)? Who is the author saying to “do homage” to?

The man who wrote Psalm 2 had an understanding about God and His Son. God was speaking through this man to reveal His Son. This is incredible! Nearly 1,000 years before Jesus was even born, this writer of Psalm 2 was exhorting others to revere the Son.  God is speaking! There is no other way for man to have known except through direct revelation from God!

You see, just because people lived before the birth of Jesus doesn’t mean that they were without knowledge of God and how He was going to save them. God, in His sovereignty, was revealing His Son by speaking through prophets of old so that the world would know who He was.

Let’s make sure that in our day, we allow God to use us to reveal who His Son is. As the Psalm goes, “How blessed are all who take refuge in Him!”.

My encouragement for us this week: Take refuge in Jesus and help all those you come across this week take refuge in Him as well!

Jesus Talk Scripture

“So he was reasoning in the synagogue with the Jews and the God-fearing Gentiles, and in the market place every day with those who happened to be present.” Acts 17:17