September 12, Sunday

UPDATEDToday’s Spiritual Food for Thought, provided by then (2013) staff of Remnant Westside Church in Manhattan, was first posted on September 21, 2013.  

Spiritual Food for Thought for the Weekend

“Being One with the Triune God”

Psalm 89:26-28

He shall cry to me, ‘You are my Father, my God, and the Rock of my salvation.’ 27 And I will make him the firstborn, the highest of the kings of the earth. 28 My steadfast love I will keep for him forever, and my covenant will stand firm for him.

Jesus didn’t just show up into the New Testament out of nowhere; his appearing had long been foretold through messianic prophecies found throughout the Old Testament, like today’s text.  This is a “messianic” text where, in one sense, it depicts a description of David, yet it also points to Jesus as the firstborn of God and the highest of the kings of earth. This is called a Christological understanding of the Old Testament. 

Within these verses, we are given a glimpse of the dynamics between God the Father and Jesus the Son: Jesus declares who the Father is, and the Father exalts the Son. It is humbling and awesome that God would use His relationship with David, an imperfect human, to foreshadow the relationship between the perfect Son and perfect Father. On a side note, that gives us hope that we don’t need to be perfect for God to use us.

The beauty and wonder of the relationship between the Father and the Son is that we are invited to join into that relationship. In John 17, we read Jesus’ high priestly prayer that just as He and the Father are one, that we would be one with them. 

Today, God is reminding us through His Son, that we are invited into that deep, steadfast love relationship with the Father.

Prayer: Heavenly Father, help me to covet constantly my time with You.  May that consist not of isolated events but a tapestry of precious and continuous moments in the presence of the Triune God.  Amen. 

Bible Reading for Today: Matthew 24

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