Psalm 117 & 118: The Trust
Verse of the Day: (118:8) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
1. The Truth (117:1-2)
For his merciful kindness is great toward us: and the truth of the LORD endureth for ever. Praise ye the LORD. (117:2)
God constantly reminds Israel and Christians today to share to the whole world know that He is the one and only true God, and His merciful kindness and truth endure now and forever. Let us therefore live and walk in God’s mercy, kindness and truth, knowing that He is indeed the Way, the Truth and the Life, and no man can be saved from eternal condemnation of his sins, except to repent of his sins, and believe in Him. (John 14:1-7)
2. The Trust (118:1-11)
It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in princes. (118:9)
God reiterates to Israel and Christians today to share to the entire world know that we should trust no one, except in Him. Though we can trust our loved ones, good friends and competent leaders, yet they may fail us one day, and only God shall never fail us. Only God and His mercy shall endure forever. God encouraged Israel that since the day He establish them as His chosen nation, He has been with them even until today. (Genesis 12:1-3) Through the thick and the thine, the mountain and the valley, and in life and in death, God has been with them. Indeed, if God is for us, who can be against us. Nothing, not even death, life, angels, powers, authorities, etc., can separate us from His love and mercy. (Romans 8:31-39) Let us therefore only trust in Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God, who loved us so much, that He left the splendour of heaven, and lived and ministered on lowly earth, before He eventually died on the cruel cross, and shed His precious blood for the sins of the whole world, for yours and mine. (Ephesians 1:1-14)
3. The Thorns (118:12-29)
They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. (118:12)
God prophesied to Israel and Christians today that we must declare to the whole world that His only Son, Jesus, shall come to this earth to live and die, and that only the fire of thorns on His head, and the shedding of His blood shall destroy death, and then shall He finish His mission in this world. Indeed, the scriptures were fulfilled when the Romans soldiers twisted a crown of thorns on Jesus’ head, and put on Him a purple robe, and mocking and insulting Him as the King of the Jews, before eventually crucifying Him. Little did they know that Jesus is not only the King of the Jews, but He is the KING OF KINGS AND LORDS OF LORDS. (Revelation 19:11-16) Let us trust in Jesus, and we shall never perish in hell, but shall have eternal life with Him in heaven. (John 19:1-30)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, I fully trust You, the KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.