Saturday, June 13, 2009

Gospel in the Psalms

I was reading the Psalms assigned for the evening of the 12th day of the month in Treasury of Daily Prayer and was struck by how clearly the gospel is announced at times in the Old Testament. I am thinking in particular of Psalm 65:2-4 here. First is the announcement that God "hears our prayers". Then we learn that "When iniquities prevail against me, you atone for our transgressions..." and that it is God who chooses us and brings us near to dwell with Him.

How wonderful that the clear Gospel is there in the Old Testament where so often we think that there is little but "Law". "You atone for our transgression", we don't do it ourselves. Blessed is the one you choose..." we don't choose God, He chooses us!

Thanks be to God. Amen.

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