Hello everyone and welcome to Spectacle for Christ and our series on Pslam chapter one titled “preparign for the season, my name is Kevin.
What is the bible about, and can anyone answer that question? For the most part, the answer will be, it is about Jesus, and although that is correct, the answer I was looking for was the bible is about salvation…
But, when you think about these two answers it is important to note they are one and the same answer because the name Jesus in English and the Jewish language is translated salvation. So, the bible is about Jesus and salvation because the reason Jesus came into the world is to save the world.
Here is what Matthew have to say about this truth: Matthew 1:18-25 reads, “The birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, meaning have sexual intercourse, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost.
Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a public example, was planning to put her away privily.
And although the nation of Israel and the world was awaiting the coming Messiah, Joseph a Jew in waiting did not believe his wife when she told him she was pregnant by the Holy Spirit after the angel told her she would give birth to a Son, the savior of the world.
So out of love for Mary and not wanting her to be stoned to death, Joseph was going to hide the matter from the rest of the community, nevertheless the word got out.
Because while Joseph was making plans to put his wife away, the angel of the Lord appeared unto him in a dream, saying, Joseph, thou son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife: for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. She shall bring forth a son, and thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.
Now the scripture said, all this was done, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken of the Lord by the prophet, saying, Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.
Then Joseph being raised from sleep did as the angel of the Lord had bidden him and took unto him his wife: And knew her not, again not having sexual relationship with her until she had brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name JESUS. Or Salvation.
I wanted to bring this to your attention because as we go through the bible, it is important we catch this theme. And I want you to keep this in mind because it will help us put things in perspective as we read through the bible together.
For example, when we look at the book of Psalm chapter one, to be specific, we should be taking note the whole chapter is dealing with preparedness because of the theme of the bible which is salvation, and the reason for which Jesus came into the world which was and is to save his people from their sins or prepare us for the coming judgment.
Now, what is this sin that will bring judgment on the world? At the end of this introduction, we are going to take you through Psalm chapter one, and this is only to get us in a frame of mind to understand the theme on salvation found throughout the bible. And what I want you to know is that salvation is not only dealing with God sending his Son to die on the cross to save the world. I want you to know salvation is also dealing with our response toward God sending his son to lay down his life on the cross for us.
This is so important for us to understand because if we fail to understand our role and expected response toward what God had sent his Son to do on the cross, we might find ourselves in trouble upon the return of Jesus the King. So, to help us through this, we have put together this series on the book of Psalm chapter one to highlight the meaning of salvation.
Here is why it is important, it is important because of some of the things Jesus said to his disciples and us today. Jesus said in Luke 9:62 “No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.”
What is the meaning behind this statement? Is it possible for us to lose our salvation after we have accepted Christ? No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.” Here is another statement taken from Hebrews 10:38 “The just shall live by faith: but if any man draws back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.”
Is it possible for us to lose faith in Christ and fall away from the inheritance of salvation? Sure we can pull back, but how and what will be the action that will cause us to lose our salvation. Will it simply be losing faith, or is it a combination of things?
As a highlight of what we are about to dive into as we discover the meaning of salvation, here are some of the questions we will be reviewing in our series on the book of Psalm chapter one:
- What does is mean to be blessed?
- What is the counsel of the ungodly?
- What are the ways of sinners?
- What is the seat of the scornful?
- What is the law of Psalm One?
- Why are the righteous taking delight in the law?
Let us jump to the first episode is this first series to begin overcovering these answers