Sunday's Sermon: Psalm 117
Psalm 117 would have been strange and bizarre to the original hearers (or rather, singers, since the Psalms were essentially the hymnbook of the nation of Israel) because it calls for ALL nations and ALL peoples to sing praises to God and it declares God's love and faithfulness to everyone... not just His people, the Israelites. This tiny psalm is a picture, a prophecy even, foreshadowing that God would one day extend His great saving grace to everyone and anyone.
It is important to remember that most of us are in the category of "Gentiles" that were not God's "original" people, but whom He extended grace and chose to save anyway. Are there any people (individuals or entire groups) that you have written off as unreachable or unable to be saved by God? Maybe today God wants to
1. Remind you that He can and does save all people
2. Renew your hope for His saving power at work and
3. Prompt you to continue to pray for their salvation.
(Walk it Out Wednesday posts are intended to be a follow up from the Sunday sermon - typically a couple thoughts, questions, encouragements or suggests on how to "walk out" the principles in Scripture that were preached from the previous Sunday.)