Sunday, April 8, 2012

A SUNDAY PSALM: The Treasury of David ~ Psalm 16:10

"For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol,
 or let your holy one see corruption."
Psalm 16:10

Verse 10. Our Lord Jesus was not disappointed in his hope.   He declared his Father's faithfulness in the words, thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, and that faithfulness was proven on the resurrection morning.    Among the departed and disembodied Jesus was not left; he had believed in the resurrection, and he received it on the third day, when his body rose in glorious life, according as he had said in joyous confidence, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Into the outer prison of the grave his body might go, but into the inner prison of corruption he could not enter.  He who in soul and body was preeminently God's "Holy One," was loosed from the pains of death, because it was not possible that he should be holden of it.   

This is noble encouragement to all the saints;
die they must, but rise they shall,
and though in their case they shall see corruption,
yet they shall rise to everlasting life.
Christ's resurrection is the cause,
the earnest, the guarantee,
and the emblem of the rising of all his people.
 Let them, therefore, go to their graves as to their beds,
resting their flesh among the clods as they now do upon their couches.

"Since Jesus is mine, I will not fear undressing,
But gladly put off these garments of clay; 
 
To die in the Lord is a covenant blessing, Since Jesus to glory through death led the way."
Wretched will that man be who, when the Philistines of death invade his soul, shall find that, like Saul, he is forsaken of God; but blessed is he who has the Lord at his right hand, for he shall fear no ill, but shall look forward to an eternity of bliss.


From The Treasury of David by Charles Spurgeon
Painting:   "The Incredulity of Saint Thomas" by Thomas  Caravaggio (1601-1602)


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5 comments:

  1. "Into the outer prison of the grave his body might go, but into the inner prison of corruption he could not enter."

    Amen! Have a blessed resurrection day!

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  2. What a hope we have; that we are not to fear death, but instead, "look forward to an eternity of bliss" is a life sustaining truth. Because He lives, we can live a life full of hope!

    Alleluia!

    Happy Resurrection Day, sister!

    Much love!

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  3. Happy Resurrection Day my dear Diane!

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  4. ""Since Jesus is mine, I will not fear undressing,
    But gladly put off these garments of clay; To die in the Lord is a covenant blessing, Since Jesus to glory through death led the way."

    Oh, so beautiful! Happiest Resurrection Day to you, sweet friend!!

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  5. What a beautiful picture.
    He is risen, Praise God - we are saved from death to a glorious eternity.
    Hope you had a lovely day of clebration,
    Jojo

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Kind words are always welcomed.