Reflections from the Psalms

Psalm 118

This is the day that the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

~ Psalm 118:24

This psalm is yet another text showing that God can be trusted in his faithful character and in his saving work.  Jesus Christ is our cornerstone (v.22)(Isaiah 28:16; Matthew 21:42; Romans 9:33; 1 Corinthians 3:11)…the cornerstone of our salvation (Acts 4:11-12)…the cornerstone of righteousness, refuge and strength (1 Peter 2:5-9)…the cornerstone of blessing and joy (Ephesians 2:19-22).

Slow down in your reading (or read and reread) and take note of the following themes:

  • Give thanks to the LORD for he is good; his steadfast love endures forever
  • The name of the LORD
  • Refuge and strength / ‘right hand of the LORD’
  • Salvation / set free / triumph / help
  • Song / gladness / joy

Indeed this is the day that the LORD has made (v.24)!