This Sunday we will be reading together Psalm 16:8-11.
"I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
This is an incredibly important text as we move from creation to consummation in the history of redemption. The apostles saw in this psalm, written by King David some 1,000 years before Christ, a prophecy regarding the death and resurrection of Christ (see Acts 2:22-32), that God would not abandon his Holy One to Sheol (the place of the dead) or allow his body to see decay. Psalm 16, which the Jews never fully understood, provided clear evidence that Jesus was who he claimed to be, that he was prophesied about in the Old Testament, and that he came in fulfillment of those prophecies. Jesus is the son of David, the King who sits upon his throne and reigns from heaven throughout his entire kingdom on earth. As we prepare to enter into the throne room of our God and King this Sunday and offer him our sacrifices of praise and worship, let us meditate upon the amazing mercy and grace of God that we have been given such an incredible honor and privilege. See you Sunday!
Grace and peace,