Psalm 118:22-29: The Messiah


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The Psalmist David, speaks of his own redemption and exaltation by God, in the midst of his troubled life. He acknowledges it to be the work of God, and marvels at God’s wondrous plans. It is a wonderful day that God displays his lovingkindness. The Psalmist is exuberant with joy.  The Lord has made this day, he proclaims, a good, joyous day, possible only because of the mercy and love of God, as nothing can exist unless the Lord sustains it. Therefore the psalmist calls all to rejoice in God’s glory. Save us, cries the Psalmist to God. Give us prosperity, he cries. He heralds the one who comes in the name of the Lord, the one who will save, and give life abundantly, who is blessed. There is no other God, only He gives light to his people, in a dark world. The Psalmist calls for a festival and sacrifice to God in praise. He affirms his commitment to the one true God, and thanks him for his eternal lovingkindness.
The Psalmist prophecies of the Messiah, Jesus Christ, who was rejected and crucified, but overcame death, and was exalted. Christ claimed these words were about himself (Matt 21:42).  Christ was revealed as the cornerstone of faith; all things are from made by him (John 1:3), he is life and light (John 1:4),  he is the truth, the life, and the only way to the Father (John 14:6). Jesus Christ is the one who saves and is the light for all people.
We marvel at our redemption, and the great lovingkindness of our God, who sacrificed his son for us. Jesus Christ must be the cornerstone of our lives and the church. We should rejoice in the days given to us by the mercy of God. God’s lovingkindness is everlasting, and has no bounds or limits.
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