Psalms 118

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“The Lord is for me, so I will have no fear. What can mere people do to me?” (Psalms 118:6 NLT).

November 19, 2019

HOW BIG AND HOW LOVING IS YOUR GOD? Why should the child of God fear anything? What is so great or terrible that it should trouble the believer’s heart with anxiety? Let us join with the apostle Paul who asks the rhetorical question, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Rom. 8:31).

“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22 NLT).

May 22, 2019

CHRIST IS OUR CHIEF CORNERSTONE Every stone in the Hebrew Temple was inspected for flaws by the builders. The stones where cut from a quarry some distance away and had to not only fit their designated location in the Temple, but they had to be without imperfection to support its weight. Of all the stones

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in princes” (Psalm 118:9 ESV)

May 21, 2016

A good reminder during a political year.

“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22 NLT)

May 22, 2014

Every stone in the Hebrew Temple was inspected for flaws by the builders. The stones where cut from a quarry some distance away and had to not only fit their designated location in the Temple, but they had to be without imperfection to support its weight. Of all the stones in the Temple the cornerstone had to be the most perfect for it anchored the corner of the building. Jesus quoted this Psalm to the Jewish religious leaders to illustrate how they had rejected him as God’s Messiah (Matt. 21:42). Peter used this Psalm in his great Pentecost sermon to speak of Christ as its fulfillment (Acts 4:11) and 3,000 people believed that day. Jesus is not only a stone fit for our temple of faith, He is its Chief Cornerstone, the Stone upon which our whole Christian faith stands.

“It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man” (Psalm 118:8)

November 19, 2013

Learn to trust in the Lord finding a place of security in Him. Trust in man will always lead to disappointment. Dependence on human government (“princes” as in v.9) or other human systems is also not advised. Depend on God.

“The stone that the builders rejected has now become the cornerstone” (Psalm 118:22)

November 20, 2012

This prophecy that the Jewish leaders would reject Jesus as Messiah came true. Yet He is the Founder and Finisher of our faith. He is the Chief Cornerstone of the Church. And when He is finished building the Church, He will be the Capstone as well, returning to take us with Him.

“The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone” (Psalm 118:22)

November 20, 2011

The more you read Psalms, the more you recognize the words Jesus spoke. It’s as if God gave us the Messiah’s script centuries before. It’s one thing to say what the Messiah was to say, but it’s another thing to do what He was supposed to do. Jesus says and does all. He is the Capstone.