Synopsis Psalms 118:1-119:33 2/12/2022
The psalmist celebrated God’s deliverance. He encouraged all the people to praise God for His deliverance and celebrate God’s victory.
In this way, the psalmist recognized that God had done something through Israel that the nations could not understand. He had taken His Chosen People, who were rejected and enslaved, and made from them the foundation. Thus, the stone the builders rejected became the cornerstone.
And so, he proclaimed, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Praise God who gives laws – who let’s human beings know His thoughts. A youth can be without fault by following all of God’s commands.
Jesus told his followers that the world would reject them. And, in fact, the world has largely rejected Christ. As the apostle once said, Christ’s way is “foolishness” to those who are perishing.
Yet, for those who walk in this way, Christ is the very foundation of the most radical alternative lifestyle in history. The offer of salvation by the forgiveness of sins. It offers meaning and purpose here on earth. And the hope of eternal blessing in heaven.
Jesus said to them, “Did you never read in the scriptures: ‘The stone that the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; by the Lord has this been done, and it is wonderful in our eyes’? Therefore, I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people that will produce its fruit.” Matt 25:42-43