"This is the day the Lord has made; we WILL REJOICE and be glad in it."
Once again, this is no ordinary day. This is the Lord's Day. It is with great reverence that we set aside this day to worship our mighty God and say to Him that He is first above all things. Of course, He should be first each and every day, but this is the day that we recognize this corporately with the body of Christ. I hope that you will take advantage of this obligation and opportunity.
Let us consider what we should be doing on this day. The context of this passage tells us prophetically of the rejection of Christ. This rejection of the Cornerstone led to His eventual crucifixion. On the cruel cross of man the Savior of the world gave His life for sin. He bought the redemption of His children. He came to His own, but they did not receive Him. However, those who received Him and believed on Him became His eternal children. No wonder the psalmist speaks of how marvelous this is. For a child of hell to be transformed into one of God's own children truly is marvelous. For this reason it is clear that on this holy day we WILL REJOICE. Notice there is no doubt about our rejoicing. It is not that there is simply a possibility of rejoicing. How powerless the psalm would sound if it read that we might rejoice! The psalm is an expression of the heart. Because of what the Savior did for us, we WILL REJOICE. Jesus told those who criticized the rejoicing crowd at His triumphal entry that if the people did not rejoice the rocks would cry out in their place. While all of creation can express praise, God created us with a soul that feels joy and a mouth to express it. The mouth WILL REJOICE because of the joy that is in our hearts. Do not allow anything or anyone to hinder you from rejoicing in Christ your Savior. Make Him your focus as you gather with brothers and sisters in worship. Pour out your heart to a holy God that longs to hear your praise!
May you gather today with those that WILL REJOICE with you!