These two psalms form part of the Messianic teaching in the Old Testament. The first asks the question: Who can live with God? And the second looks at David the Messiah’s prayer to God to preserve his life. Peter quotes this psalm in his sermon on the day of Pentecost as prophesying about the resurrection of Christ. (Acts 2:25-32)
“The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.”
David knew the hope of resurrection!
And this is true for all of us God’s people, regardless of our current earthly situation.
In Jesus, we all have a beautiful inheritance.
In 1 Peter 1 we read,
“… To an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.”
David finds great joy in this. He says,
“I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.”
David’s strength and assurance are from the Lord.
In verse ten we read,
“For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.”
(Sheol being the grave)
Long years before the true Lord’s Christ (Jesus) came to earth, this was true for David. He believed that he would one day be resurrected through Jesus.
Because in true fulfilment, this was true for Jesus – He did not see corruption, He suffered death on that sorrowed Friday but came back to life on that wonderful Sunday.
And so it is true for us, God’s people. What an inheritance we have alongside King David in his greater son, our Forever King, Jesus.
* Father God,
We praise You – What a Saviour You are!
Please show us today what You want us to know from Your word.
Please fix our eyes on You today.