Today’s discussion and prayer is on Psalm 118. We know that Jesus immersed himself in this particular psalm because he quotes two separate verses from it on two separate occasions in the gospels (v. 22 in Matt 21:42, and v. 26 in Matt 23:39). No doubt Psalm 118 was a place Jesus spent much time in personal meditation and prayer. We should do the same.
We know that Jesus quoted from the Old Testament frequently throughout his ministry, but did you know that he referenced the Psalms more than any other book? The Psalms were integral in Jesus's prayer life. They were inspired by the Holy Spirit for our sake, to enrich our own prayer lives.
The foundational promise and call to response in this psalm is in the first verse, which is also repeated verbatim in the last verse.
Psalm 118:1 ESV
“Oh give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; for his steadfast love endures forever!”
This is a must-have belief for anyone hoping to experience the reality of who God is in their life. To see our horizontal circumstances through the vertical reality of all that The I AM is for us in Christ.