In Psalm 118:24 , we read this:
This is the day the Lord has made;
let us rejoice and be glad in it.
I thought it might be worthwhile to unpack that verse and let it be a little bit more than just a great lyric for a praise song. Sing it, Bob and Larry!
But seriously, this is a verse that deserves to be taken apart and examined carefully. So I did that. Let’s see what I found inside.
- the day
- the Lord
- (Did I mention the LORD?)
- has made;
- let us
- and be glad
- (rejoice and be glad again)
- The whole enchilada
- And the context
That’s 14 posts of roughly 500 words each or 7,000 words total. I know; it felt like more, right?
Is there more that could be said about this verse. You bet. Revisiting this verse in a month or a year or a decade, I’ll probably see it a little differently, not because God has changed but because I have changed. Similarly, you’d probably find different things to emphasize. That’s how God’s Word is supposed to work.
This is the day. Tomorrow will be another day. God will make that one as well, and my day might be better or worse tomorrow. But that doesn’t matter. Regardless of our quotidian experiences–it means “daily”–we should still rejoice and be glad. Let’s get after it!