Psalm 22:30-31 “Posterity will serve him; future generations will be told about the Lord. They will proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn – for he has done it.” (NIV)
Psalm 22 is a messianic psalm, and our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ was well acquainted with this psalm of David as he went to the cross for the sins of mankind past, present, and future. I note with sadness that our Lord uttered the first words from Psalm 22 while dying on that Roman cross, separated from his Father, because of our sins. It must have been a moment of overwhelming darkness and despair to suffer that experience. We should be brought to tears by what happened to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on the cruel cross of Calvary. We must never say, when we have fallen so far, or strayed away, or sunk so low; and the darkness envelops us to point of crushing our spirits, that there is no one that understands and no one to help! Yes there is, and he is Jesus Christ who experienced the darkest moment of any life on that cross because he loves us so.
But as Psalm 22 so elegantly points out, that as we pray to God, the sky lightens and the morning dawns and there is someone there to hold our hand and take us through the night of despair into the day of hope. That person is Jesus Christ and him alone. The stakes to understand and apply this truth in our lives is high, because it is that story of the old rugged cross that must be passed on from one generation to the next. In our devotional text, the bright sun has come out and shines God’s light on what our objective in living this life must be. Posterity will serve him, future generations will be told about him; and then they, too, will proclaim his righteousness from generation to generation to a people yet unborn.
ALWAYS REMEMBER, CHRISTIAN, THE OBLIGATION OF THE CROSS IS TO PROCLAIM THE NAME OF JESUS TO THE NEXT GENERATION, SO THAT THEY, TOO, WILL PROCLAIM HIS GRACE AND LIFE TO A GENERATION YET UNBORN. FATHER, WE THANK YOU FOR THE FUTURE LIVES OF THE UNBORN CHILDREN THAT WILL COME AFTER US, AND HELP US, LORD, TO BE FAITHFUL TO THE OBLIGATION OF THE CROSS! AMEN!
Article Source: Mike White @ Summit church of Christ
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