Originally posted by Pastor Flamme on October 3, 2014
(12 verses, 0:50 to read)
What I am about to READ
- This Psalm of David, sung at the dedication of the temple, gives words of hope to the people of God because of our confidence in the resurrection from the dead.
- Exultation for my soul being drawn up from Sheol (1-3).
- Praise for the Lord’s favor (4-5).
- The Lord’s favor is like the immovable steadfastness of a mountain (6-7)
- The Lord must grant life to his saints lest their praises cease (8-10).
- Joy in the fulfilment of the Lord’s salvation from death (11-12).
- Notice the theme of the Gospel’s predominance over the wrath of God against sin revealed by the Law. “For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime.”
- The questions in verse 9 are holding the Lord accountable to his promises of salvation from death and the grave.
- This psalm would well be remembered near the hour of death or in the darkest moments of mourning. We Christians do not grieve as unbelievers because we cling to Christ’s victory over the grave and his promise that he has gone to prepare a place for us.
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-Pastor A. Brian Flamme