Christ in the Psalms by Patrick Henry Reardon
By Patrick Henry Reardon
Christ within the Psalms takes the reader on a thought-provoking and enlightening pilgrimage via this loved prayer publication of the Church. energetic and hugely devotional, this publication holds a wealth of perception into the cherished Scriptures, the realm of the Early Church, and the Apostles themselves, who continually used and pointed out the Psalms of their personal writings.
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Only Christ. Why, after all, should we be interested in those ancient Hebrew writings? What connection do they have with us? And I answer, those ancient books have no special connection with us except on account of Christ. Christ alone is our link to those writings. That is to say, we don’t begin with the Old Testament; we begin with Christ. Christ is not only the Mediator between God and man; He is also the Mediator between the Old Testament and the Church. As Christians, we only go to the Old Testament because it pertains to Jesus.
The counsel of this world will not endure the reign of God and Christ. “Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us,” they say. The early Christians knew the meaning of these words, and they included them in one of their earliest recorded prayers: “Lord, You are God, who made heaven and earth and the sea, and all that is in them, who by the mouth of Your servant David have said: ‘Why did the nations rage, and the people plot vain things? ” And about whom are these things being said?
Indeed, the parallels of Psalm 2 with the “last days” described in the Bible’s final book, Revelation, are quite remarkable: the anger of the nations and the wrath of God (Rev. 11:18), the political conspiracy against God (19:19), the Messiah’s “rod of iron” inflicted on His enemies (2:27; 12:5; 19:15). ” His Chosen One and Heir is already anointed. ” These words, partly reflected at the Lord’s Baptism (Matt. 3:17) and Transfiguration (Matt. 17:5; 2 Pet. 1:17), came to express the essential Christological faith of the Church.