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Read Psalm 118:1-2 & 14-24


Read Psalm 118:1-2 & 14-24

118       Give thanks to the Lord,
because he is good,
and his love is eternal.
2     Let the people of Israel say,
“His love is eternal.”

14   The Lord makes me powerful and strong;
he has saved me.
15   Listen to the glad shouts of victory in the tents of God’s people:
“The Lord’s mighty power has done it!
16         His power has brought us victory—
his mighty power in battle!”
17   I will not die; instead, I will live
and proclaim what the Lord has done.
18   He has punished me severely,
but he has not let me die.
19   Open to me the gates of the Temple;
I will go in and give thanks to the Lord!
20   This is the gate of the Lord;
only the righteous can come in.
21   I praise you, Lord,
because you heard me, because you have given me victory.
22   The stone which the builders rejected as worthless
turned out to be the most important of all.
23   This was done by the Lord;
what a wonderful sight it is!
24   This is the day of the Lord’s victory;
let us be happy, let us celebrate!

Think

The stone which the builders rejected as worthless turned out to be the most important of all.  This was done by the LORD; what a wonderful sight it is.
As we celebrate Jesus’ resurrection we realize that this is the way God works; he takes the least and lifts them up.

Pray

Lord, let me be content with a life of service and humility; in the knowledge that you are the God who lifts us up – who takes the least of these; and makes them great!


118  118.1: 1 Ch 16:34; 2 Ch 5:13; 7:3; Ezra 3:11; Ps 100:5; 106:1; 107:1; 136:1; Jr 33:11
14 118.14: Ex 15:2; Is 12:2
22 118.22: Lk 20:17; Ac 4:11; 1 P 2:7
118.22, 23: Mt 21:42; Mk 12:10, 11
23 118.22: Lk 20:17; Ac 4:11; 1 P 2:7
118.22, 23: Mt 21:42; Mk 12:10, 11

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