“how good it is to trust in God”
verse 8(e) It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.
Ps. 62:8>Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge.
Isa. 2:22>Stop trusting in mere humans, who have but a breath in their nostrils. Why hold them in esteem?
Jer. 17:5,7>This is what the LORD says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the LORD. “But blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD, whose confidence is in him. Focus points: Pilots put confidence in their planes. Commuters place confidence in their trains, cars, or buses. Each day we must put our confidence in something or someone. If you are willing to trust a plane or car to get you to your destination, are you willing to trust God to Guide you here on earth and to your eternal destination? Do you trust him more than any human being? How futile it is to trust anything or anyone more than God.
verses 118:22,23) the stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. This is the LORD’S doing; it is marvellous in our eyes.
the stone which the builders refused is become the head stone of the corner. Matt.21:42> Jesus said to them, “Have you never read in the Scriptures: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’[fn]?
Mark 12:10-11> Haven’t you read this passage of Scripture: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone; the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes’[fn]?”
Luke 20:17> Jesus looked directly at them and asked, “Then what is the meaning of that which is written: “ ‘The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone’[fn]?
Eph.2:20> built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, with Christ Jesus himself as the chief cornerstone.
1Pet.4:7>The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray.
it is marvellous in our eyes.
Job: 5:9> He performs wonders that cannot be fathomed, miracles that cannot be counted.
Focus points: Jesus referred to these verses when he spoke of being rejected by his own people. Although he was rejected, Jesus is now the “capstone,” the most important part of the Church (Acts 4:11, Eph. 2:20, 1Pet. 2:6-7). The capstone is the center stone in the top an arch, holding the whole arch together.
verse 118:24) This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
2Cor.6:2> For he says, “In the time of my favor I heard you, and in the day of salvation I helped you.”[fn] I tell you, now is the time of God’s favor, now is the day of salvation. Focus points: There are days when the last thing we want to do is rejoice. Our mood is down, our situation is out of hand, and our sorrow or guilt is overwhelming. We can relate to the writers of the psalms who often felt this way. But no matter how low the psalmists felt, they were always honest with God. And as they talked to God, their prayer ended in praise. When you don’t feel like rejoicing tell God how you feel . You will find that God will give you a reason to rejoice. God has given you this day to live and serve him – be glad!
verse 118:27-28) God is the LORD, which hath shewed us (v) light: thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
ref: Esth. 8:16> For the Jews it was a time of happiness and joy, gladness and honor.
Mic.7:9> Because I have sinned against him, I will bear the LORD’s wrath, until he pleads my case and upholds my cause. He will bring me out into the light; I will see his righteousness.
Mal. 4:2> But for you who revere my name, the sun of righteousness will rise with healing in its rays. And you will go out and frolic like well-fed calves.
thou art my God, I will exalt thee.
Ex.15:2> “The LORD is my strength and my defense[fn]; he has become my salvation. He is my God, and I will praise him, my father’s God, and I will exalt him.
Isa.25:1> LORD, you are my God; I will exalt you and praise your name, for in perfect faithfulness you have done wonderful things, things planned long ago. Focus: The “Horns of the altar” wee the projection from the four corners of the alter.
Evil men understand not judgment: but they that seek the LORD understand all things. He that turneth away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination. (Observation of impiety and religious integrity.
Ref: John 7:17> Anyone who chooses to do the will of God will find out whether my teaching comes from God or whether I speak on my own.
2Tim.4:3> For the time will come when people will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear.
Ps.66:18> If I had cherished sin in my heart, the Lord would not have listened;
Luke 13:25-27> Once the owner of the house gets up and closes the door, you will stand outside knocking and pleading, ‘Sir, open the door for us.’ “But he will answer, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from.’ Then you will say, ‘We ate and drank with you, and you taught in our streets.’ “But he will reply, ‘I don’t know you or where you come from. Away from me, all you evildoers!’
Focus points: Because justice is part of God’s character, a person who follows God treats others justly. The beginning of justice is concern for what is happening to others. A Christian cannot be indifferent to human suffering because God isn’t . and we certainly must not contribute to human suffering through selfish business practices or justice than for the bottom line.