Today's Reading: Psalms 117-118
Key Verse: Psalm 117:1-2
Praise the Lord, all you Gentiles!
Laud Him, all you peoples!
For His merciful kindness is great toward us,
And the truth of the Lord endures forever.
Praise the Lord!
Our key verses constitute the shortest Psalm, with only sixteen words in the Hebrew language. It comes in the middle point of the Bible. Of course, during this two-year Bible journey, we have been moving back and forth between the New Testament and the Old Testament…and we have seven months to go to complete reading through the entire Bible. So don't give up now!
Psalm 118 encourages us to join the composer with total confidence in God alone. As we look for the Bible to interpret the Bible, we may want to read elsewhere about this "Chief Cornerstone" mentioned in Psalm 118. 1 Peter 2 and Ephesians 2 identify Jesus, the Messiah, as being that "Chief Cornerstone" in the construction of God's eternal building! Jesus was rejected by the majority of the political and religious leaders of His day, but not by thousands of living stones amongst the Jewish people…and later among the whole world! As that tiny Psalm 117 says, "Oh, praise the Lord, ALL YOU GENTILES!"
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
O Lord God, as Psalm 118 says, "You are my God, and I will praise You! You are my God and I will exalt You" (verse 28). We do this through the Person and work of "the Chief Cornerstone," the Lord Jesus Christ! Amen!
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