Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | September 12, 2016

“This is the Lord’s doing; It is marvelous in our eyes.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm 118:15-29.

“15 The sound of joyful shouting and salvation is in the tents of the righteous;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
16 The right hand of the Lord is exalted;
The right hand of the Lord does valiantly.
17 I will not die, but live,
And tell of the works of the Lord.
18 The Lord has disciplined me severely,
But He has not given me over to death.

19 Open to me the gates of righteousness;
I shall enter through them, I shall give thanks to the Lord.
20 This is the gate of the Lord;
The righteous will enter through it.
21 I shall give thanks to You, for You have answered me,
And You have become my salvation.

22 The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief corner stone.
23 This is the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.
24 This is the day which the Lord has made;
Let us rejoice and be glad in it.
25 O Lord, do save, we beseech You;
O Lord, we beseech You, do send prosperity!
26 Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord;
We have blessed you from the house of the Lord.
27 The Lord is God, and He has given us light;
Bind the festival sacrifice with cords to the horns of the altar.
28 You are my God, and I give thanks to You;
You are my God, I extol You.
29 Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”  Psalm 118:15-29.

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“This is the Lord’s doing;
It is marvelous in our eyes.”  Verse 23.

Other doctrine is all about man’s doing.
 
But, Reformed Doctrine, consistent with today’s Scripture, is all about “the Lord’s doing”.
 
Salvation is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verses 15 and 21.

The “right hand of the Lord does valiantly” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verses 15-16.

The “works of the LORD” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 17.

The “gates of righteousness” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verses 19-20.

Sending us Jesus Christ and making Him “the chief corner stone” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 22.

“This is the day which the Lord has made” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 24.

Sending us “prosperity” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 25.

Sending us “the one who comes in the name of the Lord” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 26.

Giving us “light” is “the Lord’s doing”.  Verse 27.

The beginning verse and the concluding verse of this chapter gives thanks for “the Lord’s doing”.

“Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
For His lovingkindness is everlasting.”  Verses 1 and 29.

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