Nor Will You Allow Your Holy One To See Corruption
Topic: The Fulfillment Of The Prophecy Of His Resurrection
For David says concerning Him: ‘I foresaw the LORD always before my face, For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken. Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad; Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Hades, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You have made known to me the ways of life; You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
Daily Reading Plan
Acts 2:25–28 (NIV) — 25 David said about him: “ ‘I saw the Lord always before me. Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad and my tongue rejoices; my body also will rest in hope, because you will not abandon me to the realm of the dead, you will not let your holy one see decay. You have made known to me the paths of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence.’
Thoughts of Devotion:
The Apostle Peter teaches us in this portion of Scriptures how David had prophesied the resurrection of Jesus. It was very clear that the Psalmist wasn’t speaking of himself, it was clear that he had died and all of the Jews knew where he was buried. David seen toward the future and prophesied of the glorious day that Jesus was going to rise from the dead, with great power and glory. In Psalms 16:9-10 it tells us, “Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.”
The Apostle Peter cites this Psalm to bring clarity of how God rose Jesus from death, fulfilling the prophecy of David concerning Christ and his resurrection. This left clarity that the tomb wasn’t going to achieve holding Jesus, without a doubt, he saw no corruption! The body of Christ didn’t see corruption but it was glorified in his resurrection. The tomb didn’t achieve to destroy the body of Jesus, on the contrary on the third day he came back to life and lives forever. Therefore it was important that all those who listened knew that death didn’t triumph on the cross, but the Father himself rose Christ from the dead fulfilling the Scriptures.
Today we thank God that the tomb is empty, and that the resurrection of Jesus established and affirmed his place and position as Messiah an Lord over all. This morning our eyes are fixed on Jesus the author and consumer of our faith as it tells us in Hebrews 12:2, “looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.” Our hope is firm in Jesus, he has won over death! We have the trust that one day we will see him in all his glory and splendor.
Psalms 16:8-11(NKJV) – 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 rejoices; My flesh also will rest in hope. For You will not leave my soul in Sheol, Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption. You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Acts 2:29-30(NKJV) – “Men and brethren, let me speak freely to you of the patriarch David, that he is both dead and buried, and his tomb is with us to this day. Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne,
Psalms 121:5(NKJV) – The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade at your right hand.
John 16:32(NKJV) – Indeed the hour is coming, yes, has now come, that you will be scattered, each to his own, and will leave Me alone. And yet I am not alone, because the Father is with Me.
Acts 13:35-36(NKJV) – Therefore He also says in another Psalm: ‘You will not allow Your Holy One to see corruption.’ “For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and saw corruption;
Acts 2:31(NKJV) – he, foreseeing this, spoke concerning the resurrection of the Christ, that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption.
Psalms 16:11(NKJV) – You will show me the path of life; In Your presence is fullness of joy; At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
John 11:25(NKJV) – Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live.
Hebrews 12:2(NKJV) – looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
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