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Read Psalm 118:1-2 and 14-24

Read Psalm 118:1-2 and 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.” 

 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. 

 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! 

24 This is the day of the Lord’s victory; 

let us be happy, let us celebrate. 


Think

By now you should have Psalm 118 coming out your ears.

Focus on verse 14: "The LORD makes me powerful and strong; he has saved me."

In the light of Jesus' resurrection this is a reminder that God can take death and brokenness and turn it to light.

Pray

Verses 13 and 14 from 'The Message':

"I was right on the cliff-edge, ready to fall, when God grabbed and held me.  God's my strength, he's also my song, and now he's my salvation."

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