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Read Psalm 118:14-29


Read Psalm 118:14-29

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!
25 Save us, Lord, save us!
   Give us success, O Lord!

26 May God bless the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
   From the Temple of the Lord we bless you.
27 The Lord is God; he has been good to us.
With branches in your hands, start the festival
   and march around the altar.

28 You are my God, and I give you thanks;
   I will proclaim your greatness.

29 Give thanks to the Lord, because he is good,
   and his love is eternal.

Good News Translation (GNT)
Copyright © 1992 by American Bible Society


I can't say how many times I've read this Psalm around the Easter season; but in my reading a few week's ago I read someone who suggested that we think of this Psalm as an account of entering into heaven and into eternal life.


Lord teach me to live as a citizen of Heaven on Earth.

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