Remember me, O Lord, when you show favor to your people;
help me when you save them,[a]
5 that I may look upon the prosperity of your chosen ones,
that I may rejoice in the gladness of your nation,
that I may glory with your inheritance. (ESV)
Here the psalmist is asking The Lord to remember him when The Lord looks favorably upon His people, the chosen ones; Israel. The Psalmist is thinking of all the acts of The Lord in the history of Israel, of their prosperity throughout their life as a nation. However, the psalmist also has in mind not only the prosperity, but also the challenges that lead to prosperity (as will be reflected later in the psalm).
The psalmist writes the reason for his request is to be able to look on the success of the people of Israel, that he may be able to rejoice and share the joy of God’s gift to Israel—relationship.
The take away for us today is that we too can rejoice and share the joy of inheritance or relationship with God, along with the psalmist. We share the inheritance of relationship and eternal life with God through Christ, our Lord. Let us choose to rejoice in God’s love, joy, and peace, that is made available to us today. Amen.
How has God given you love, joy, and peace, today?
© Dan Kinjorski, 5/2019
Dan is in a second career, that of Counselor, but he is a pastor at heart. He desires to present the Word of God in its context and then challenge the reader in its application to our lives. It is the Word of God that brings revival to our souls. The psalmist writes, "May the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be pleasing in your sight, Lord, my Rock, and my Redeemer.
Dan and Maribel Kinjorski
Dan and Maribel are Bible Teachers. They love to expound on the Word of God. Maribel has been involved in Church since an early age. A graduate of the University of San German, Puerto Rico, in Business Administration and Economy. Dan is a graduate of East Coast Bible College (now shuttered) and the Pentecostal Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity (1999) , Master of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling (2019), and now working on a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology: Counseling Education and Supervision.