Psalm 119:43

Do not take the word of truth utterly out of my mouth. Psalm 119:43

As we recall the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, we hear the crowd shouting triumphantly, “Hosanna to the Son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest.” (Matt.21:9; Mark 11:9-10; Luke 19:38) When the Pharisees complained, Jesus responded: “I tell you that, if these should hold their peace, the stones would immediately cry out.” (Luke 19:40)
The PsalmistÂ’s plea takes on great significance when juxtaposed with the cry of the Palm Sunday crowds. The cry on Palm Sunday was a word of truth, proclaiming a hope and expectation from Israelite ancestry. The promised Messiah was now present and the children of Israel needed to proclaim this. What is the word of truth that you must proclaim today? It must include that God is love; that he offers salvation; that he will return to gather home to himself those who have claimed his salvation.

The message to you therefore is to take the word of truth to the uttermost part of the world, rather than letting it be lost from your mouth.

Teach us to proclaim your word, O Lord, which is our lamp, lighting our path. Teach us to hide your word in our heart so that we may not sin against you. Amen.


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