From you comes my praise in the great congregation;
my vows I will perform before those who fear him.
The afflicted shall eat and be satisfied;
those who seek him shall praise the LORD!
May your hearts live forever!
All the ends of the earth shall remember
and turn to the LORD,
and all the families of the nations
shall worship before you.
For kingship belongs to the LORD,
and he rules over the nations.
All the prosperous of the earth eat and worship;
before him shall bow all who go down to the dust,
even the one who could not keep himself alive.
Posterity shall serve him;
it shall be told of the Lord to the coming generation;
they shall come and proclaim his righteousness to a people yet unborn,
that he has done it.
Comment: This is a triumphal cry of victory as the whole purpose of the ‘Lamb being slain for the sins of the world’, is celebrated in victory shouted out in poetic form.
You may remember, as recorded in Luke ch 24 v 13 and following, that Jesus, after His resurrection, met two of his followers while they were walking home from Jerusalem. He discussed with them His story as revealed in the OT. Probably this is one of the passages which He talked about. Some scholars believe that there are more than 300 hundred references to Jesus in the Old Testament. Even very conservative ones grant about 55. Certainly we can view the whole of the Old Testament as the history of God preparing and revealing His plan for how He will deal with man’s rebellion, and restore a wholesome relationship between Himself and repentant rebels!
Prayer: Please give me opened inner eyes to perceive Your workings in Jesus.