Jesus – The Defender of the Faithful

Brent Weightman - Sunday, 25 September 2022

Jesus - The Defender of the Faithful

Psalms are the hymnbook- prayerbook even – of God’s people. Put together after God’s people return from Exile, they offer songs and prayers that capture the heart of God’s people as they muddle through life as God’s people. As we read them, we recognise so much that is current. Just take today’s Psalm, 56... Written by David as he was captured in Gath (read 1 Samuel 21:10-15), it captures the heart of a man completely alone, but knowing that God is for him, that God knows his tears and predicament, and that God is trustworthy – just look at his words! All of that resonates with us – but we must proceed with care... before we sing this song, we must see how Jesus IS this Psalm for us. And all of Jesus’ life speaks to the truth of this Psalm: the great-descendant of David IS this Psalm in the flesh. Because Jesus IS this Psalm, we can sing it.

Scripture References: Psalms 56:1-13, Luke 23:44-49, Daniel 6:1-22

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