I remember when I was in elementary school that there was an epidemic of measles broke out that
was so contagious that it spread through the school like wild fire. Suddenly I became very conscious
of who I talked with, realizing that I could catch a sickness that I didn’t want. I … More
The first half of this psalm examined the terrible shame and suffering of Jesus hanging on the cross. Those verses let us know something of what Jesus thought, of how He suffered, and of how He prayed when He was on the cross. However, in today’s passage the scene shifts from a song of lament to a song of praise with a confidence that God the Father is near. Instead of a scene of sorrow it is a scene of happiness. Five times in these ten verses Jesus says:
Our text in this psalm includes all peoples, all families, all races, and all cultures. It calls for all to come to the resurrected, exalted, glorified Lord whom the Father has delivered from death. The spread of the gospel to all the nations has always been an essential part of the plan of God. Unborn generations are depending on our faithfulness today. As we teach our children about the Lord they will teach their children and in turn their children’s children. World missions has not been an innovation of modern times but a biblical priority from the beginning. The question is, do we want to be a part of it and enter into that exciting process by being contagious.
It is my desire that my life might become contagious for the Lord and spread to others.
I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will praise you: You who fear the LORD, praise him! All you offspring of Jacob, glorify him, and stand in awe of him, all you offspring of Israel! For he has not despised or abhorred the affliction of the afflicted, and he has not hidden his face from him, but has heard, when he cried to him. From you comes my praise in the great congregation; my vows I will perform before those who fear him. The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied; those who seek him shall praise the LORD! May your hearts live forever! All the ends of the earth shall remember and turn to the LORD, and all the families of the nations shall worship before you. For kingship belongs to the LORD, and he rules over the nations. All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship; before him shall bow all who go down to the dust, even the one who could not keep himself alive. Posterity shall serve him; it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation; they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn, that he has done it.
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Psalms 19:12-14God’s Word Will Cleanse us
Psalms 20:1-9A Nation That Was About to Go to War
Psalms 21:1-13A Psalm of Thanksgiving And Praise
Psalms 22:1-10God Gives David Endurance to Win The Battle
Psalms 22:11-21David Describes His Enemies And His Sufferings
Psalms 22:22-31A Song of Praise With Confidence
Psalms 23:1-6The Secret of Happiness
Psalms 24:1-10This Chapter Reveals The Lord’s Glory in His Coming For us
Psalms 25:1-7A Prayer For Guidance And Help
Psalms 25:8-14The Lord’s Guidance in a Christian Life
Psalms 25:15-22A Prayer For The Lord’s Deliverance