“Serve the Lord with fear,
and rejoice with trembling.
12 Kiss the Son,
lest he be angry, and you perish in the way,
for his wrath is quickly kindled.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.”
“You gave Me no kiss; but she, since the time I came in, has not ceased to kiss My feet.”
A kiss defined is the act of two people putting their lips together. It’s a declaration of their love and esteem for all to see. That is I suppose is the dictionary definition. (How absolutely dreadful.)
But a kiss is living! It should never be defined only but lived.
Now a kiss could imply honor, or even direct submission to another. A knight would kiss his liege lord before going into battle or on some kind of hero quest. But when a man kisses a woman, it can mean something else entirely. It seems true love likes to kiss!
But I think the references have both kisses in mind. Yes, it can be a way of showing deference to the King, (which can be critical in its own way.) But it also means I’m passionately in love with someone or something.
I honestly think that these are healthy for the believer. There is definitely room for these two in our discipleship today. Intimacy welded to strength. It’s wonderful to have both!
Consider opening your heart to both. Come to Jesus as both Savior and Lord. Don’t hesitate to kiss Him as your King, as well as your Friend.
“Father, open my eyes to what I should honor and love. Keep my heart both warm and true. Guide me into an understanding of this and help me be a companion of truth. Let me kiss you with both kisses. Amen.”