Psalm 112:1 – 119:33
The Psalm that I got into the most this morning was Psalm 118.
Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever. Psalm 118:1
When everything turns pear shaped I reckon it is really hard to honestly think that God is good and that his love endures forever.
In today’s Psalm we are not told who the psalmist is. But as you read the Psalm you get the impression that things weren’t going so well for the psalmist but the LORD rescued him.
I was pushed back and about to fall, but the LORD helped me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has become my salvation. Psalm 118:13-14
Well the question for us this morning might be, so what has the LORD done for us? How I can I know that the LORD is good and his loves endured forever? Checkout the following verses.
The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; the LORD has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. Psalm 118:22-23
What’s all this about? Checkout some more verses
Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: “Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness shown to a cripple and are asked how he was healed, then know this, you and all the people of Israel: It is by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified but whom God raised from the dead, that this man stands before you healed. He is ” ‘the stone you builders rejected, which has become the capstone. Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:8-12
Israel rejected Jesus but now he has become the capstone – he is only way to be saved.
We might know this already – but do we really know it? Because if we did really know it I reckon we could honestly say “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever”, in all things.
How does Jesus’ death and resurrection help you in the tough times?