Psalm 89:15-18 (NKJV) 15 Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O Lord, in the light of Your countenance. 16 In Your name they rejoice all day long, And in Your righteousness they are exalted. 17 For You are the glory of their strength, And in Your favor our horn is exalted. 18 For our shield belongs to the Lord, And our king to the Holy One of Israel.

 

Having talked about the faithfulness of God, the psalmist now describes the blessedness of God’s people. The faithful of Israel are blessed for they “know the joyful sound.” Meaning they get excited when they hear the joyful songs of praise. Especially the sound of festive praises during the high holy days of the Jewish religious calendar. Even for us who know Christ as Lord and Savior, the joyful songs of worship exalt the Word of God and moves our hearts towards God. Our joy comes from the faithfulness of God. As we walk in the light of His countenance, we walk in His favor and we are guided by His presence. In God we find the spring of all our joy and we never stop rejoicing in His righteousness. For it is not by our own power that we are saved, but in Christ alone and by grace alone we are saved. The reconciliation ministry of Jesus Christ our Savior is a wonderful truth of God’s Word. It is the reason why we celebrate His miraculous virgin birth each year. His name is Jesus because He saves us from our sins. And He is our Savior because He is Immanuel, God with us. It is only through Jesus Christ, God the Son, the Second Person of the Trinity, the Triune Godhead, that we are saved. “For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16 NKJV). It is only by God’s grace that He has made a way for us to be reconciled with Him. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved” (John 3:17 NKJV). Our salvation belongs to the Lord Jesus Christ, our King the Holy One of Israel.

 

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.