Have you ever listened to a song over and over again, and then came to realize it had much deeper meaning than the first few times you heard it? As we close out our Playlist series, David Marvin walks us through Psalm 118, what it says about God, and how it was relevant to the days leading up to Jesus’s death on the cross.
Psalm 118 was a familiar hymn that every Hebrew would have known and is one of the most quoted psalms in the New Testament.
Psalm 118 was the soundtrack to Jesus’s last week on earth
We serve a God who comes through for His people.
God’s love never stops.
God operates under a covenant-keeping love, which never ends.
God provides lasting security.
Security that comes from temporary things will always be temporary.
One of the ways we develop trust and confidence in God is through obedience to Him.
God’s victory is certain.
Psalm 118 has always pointed to Jesus, and His Jewish followers eventually had clarifying moments of realizing it was about Him.
Discussing and Applying the Sermon
How have you experienced God’s never-ending covenant love?
What things of the world are you tempted to turn to for security, and who can hold you accountable to trusting in God instead?
Name some practical ways that you can live with the confidence that you have sure victory when you come to faith in Christ.
Other Mentioned or Recommended Resources
Suggested Scripture study: Hebrews 13:6; Jeremiah 17:7-8; Exodus 15:2; Luke 19:37-40; Matthew 21:15-16; Matthew 26:26-30