Jesus' Resurrection & Exaltation
Psalm 16:8-11, "I have set the LORD always before me: because he is at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoiceth: my flesh also shall rest in hope. For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore."
The Apostle Peter refers to Psalm 16:8-11 in his sermon on the day of Pentecost. He reveals these words are in reference to the Lord Jesus. (See Acts 2:25-28) The Scofield Study Bible states on page 605, note 2, "The 16th Psalm is a prediction of the resurrection of the King." The Apostle Peter continues by making specific application of Psalm 16 in his sermon. "This Jesus (the one spoken of in Psalm 16:10 & Acts 2:27) hath God raised up, whereof we all are witnesses. Therefore being by the right hand of God exalted, and having received of the Father the promise of the Holy Ghost, he hath shed forth this, which ye now see and hear. For David is not ascended into the heavens: but he saith himself, The LORD said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my right hand, Until I make thy foes thy footstool. Therefore let all the house of Israel know assuredly, that God hath made that same Jesus, whom ye have crucified, both Lord and Christ."
According to Peter we can "know assuredly" that God has made this same Jesus who was crucified, both Lord and Christ.
May we praise the Lord and thank God for our resurrected Savior, who is seated today, exalted at the right hand of the Father. He will return one day to take us to glory with Him. We do indeed serve a risen Savior.
Your Friend and HIS,
QUESTIONS TO PONDER
1. How certain are you of the resurrection of Jesus Christ?
2. How important is Christ resurrection in relation to you own hope for the future?
3. Your salvation is a wonderful gift from God. Describe what it means for Jesus to be both Lord and Christ.