Saturday, June 16, 2012
Seeing the Trinity Through Psalm 16
Our Psalm reading for today (Psalm 16) takes us to the day of Pentecost and to our one God in three Persons, blessed Trinity. David “‘looked ahead and spoke of the resurrection of the Christ, that He was neither abandoned to Hades, nor did His flesh suffer decay [from Psalm 16:10]. This Jesus God raised up again, to which we are all witnesses. Therefore having been exalted to the right hand of God, and having received from the FATHER the promise of the HOLY SPIRIT, He [the SON] has poured forth this which you both see and hear...let all the house of Israel know for certain that God has made Him both Lord and Christ - this Jesus Whom you crucified.’ Now when they heard this, they were pierced to the heart, and said to Peter and the rest of the apostles, ‘Brethren, what shall we do?’ Peter said to them, ‘Repent, and each of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ [the SON] for the forgiveness of your sins; and you will receive the gift of the HOLY SPIRIT. For the promise is for you and your children and for all who are far off, as many as the Lord our God [the FATHER] will call to Himself’” (Acts 2:31-33,36-39). The purpose of the Trinity in the resurrection of Jesus: to issue the command to be blessed in covenant with the Trinity.