What Does Acts 2:26 Mean?

Therefore my heart was glad, and my tongue rejoiced. Moreover my flesh will rest in hope,

Acts 2:26(HCSB)

Verse Thoughts

What an incredible spectacle must have taken place on The Day of Pentecost, when believers were baptized into the body of Christ and filled with the Holy Spirit. What an amazing scene it must have been when Christ's followers began to proclaim the wonderful works of God in a multitude of languages - and Peter was empowered to deliver his great sermon, calling the people of Israel to faith in their promised Messiah, the Lord Jesus Christ.

How appropriate that he should quote that wonderful prophetic Psalm of David, who foresaw the death, burial and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and foretold that the God of Israel would not leave their Messiah in a cold, damp tomb, to decay and disintegrate - but would raise Him up to newness of life, so that all who believe on Him, would not perish but have everlasting life.

The Psalmist's joyful proclamation was not referring to himself, for he would die and be buried, along with all the children of men, but it points to the irrepressible joy of the coming Messiah; Whose heart rejoiced in God; Whose tongue delighted in His Father and Whose flesh rested in the promises of the Almighty God, to raise Him to life on the third day.

Should not we who have been redeemed by the blood of the Lamb and become part of the body of Christ, join that great cloud of witnesses in exulting our resurrected Saviour and glorifying our Father in heaven?

Should not our hearts rejoice, and our tongue be glad that we are one with our gracious Lord, and should not our flesh rest in that blessed hope we have in Christ, for He has broken the power of sin and death in our lives and we are in union with Him, forever.

My Prayer

Thank You Father for Jesus. My heart rejoices, and my tongue is filled with gladness for the sacrificial death and glorious resurrection of my Lord and Saviour. Thank You for the blessed hope we have in Him - to You be all praise and glory, world without end - AMEN.

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