On Sunday evening December 14, I challenged the church in response to Romans 5:1-5 to make their justification in Jesus the focus of their joy over the next three weeks. You can watch it here. Paul outlines 3 reactions of joy due to our justification in these verses.
One of the most intriguing of chapters in all of the Psalter is chapter two. No author or context or musical information is offered in its title. Despite the historical mystery it is the most quoted psalm in the entire New Testament. Luke quotes from it often in Acts (2:36; 4:25-28; 13:33) and the apostle John refers to the messianic dimension throughout Revelation (particularly chapters 6 and 19). If we consider all the references to Jesus as God’s Messiah and Son in the New Testament then quotations of Psalm 2:2 and 2:7 are dozens upon dozens.
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