“This is the day the Lord has made” — Psalm 118:24

“This is the day the Lord has made” — Psalm 118:24


“This is the day the Lord has made, it is another Sunday the Lord has made, we will rejoice and be glad in it.”


Thus goes the worship leader as she leads praises on Sunday morning. The idea left behind is that Psalm 118:24 refers to every single day that the Church holds meetings. This is a misapplication of the text.


The “day the Lord made” is understood in context of the same chapter. Observe the antecedent text:


Psalm 118:21-22 (NKJV)

21 I will praise You,

For You have answered me,

And have become my salvation. 22 The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone.


This is clearly a Messianic Prophecy. The “day the Lord has made” refers to an eschatological day (not a single day of the week, but a continuous reality) when the rejected stone becomes the chief cornerstone. This rejected Stone is the Man Christ Jesus (see Acts 4:11, 1 Pet. 2:7 and Eph. 2:19-22) and He became the chief cornerstone at His Resurrection. His Resurrection started a “new day” in which God’s salvation is now made available to all men. The writer of Hebrews calls it “TODAY” (Heb. 3:7) — a present reality. Paul calls it “the accepted time and the day of salvation” (2 Corin. 6:1-2) This is the cause for rejoicing!


© Josh Banks Ministries. 2020.


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