Psalm 128 is one of the songs of ascents that would be sung as the people (including Jesus) went up to Jerusalem for Passover. Jesus sang this psalm knowing that entering the blessing meant the curse of the cross first. In this psalm we see a parallel to justification by faith — being pronounced blessed by faith. And then as a blessed people, we do good works from which more blessings flow. More than this, Jesus is the head of the household of God and he says, “As for me and my household, we will serve the Father.” And so we follow His lead and believe — receiving faith and repentance with empty hands and then using those hands to labor in His church.
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- Return on Investment (Matthew 25:14-30) November 15, 2020