Meditations in the Psalms
Those who have read the New Testament are immediately aware of the verses in this portion that are used in reference to our Lord, the Messiah of Israel. He is the “Stone” which the “builders refused.” This verse is quoted several times in the New Testament and refers to the religious leaders in Israel who plotted to kill Jesus and turn him over to the Romans for crucifixion. Verse 24 reminds us that “This is the day which the LORD hath made.” That verse refers to the day He was crucified. And, we will “rejoice and be glad in it” for our salvation was made possible by His death in our behalf – praise the Lord! Matthew 21:9 reminds us that Psalm 118:26 was being used to praise the Lord that day He entered into Jerusalem on a donkey (Zechariah 9:9) in fulfillment of prophecy.
- The stone that was rejected – verse 22
- The sight of it was marvelous in our eyes – verse 23
- The sovereignty of God was behind it all – verse 24
- The salvation that only the Messiah can bring - verse 25
- The song of praise given to Him – verse 26
- The sacrifice that was involved – verse 27
- The speaking of praise and thanksgiving to God – verses 27-28
What wonderful prophecies of the Messiah! “Blessed is He that cometh in the Name of the Lord.” The “Blessed One” has come, and died for our sins, and arose from the dead, and will come again!
Verse for Meditation
Verse 28 – “Thou art my God, and I will praise Thee; Thou art my God, I will exalt Thee.”
“How I thank You, Lord, for Your wonderful salvation, and that the Stone which the builders rejected has become the Stone upon which the whole building of believers is constructed.”