The Golden Message

Psalm 16 is entitled Michtam, the golden psalm. In it, David prophesied of Christ’s coming. The true meaning of this psalm’s golden contents remained a mystery until the Day of Pentecost. On that day thousands visitingJerusalemto celebrate Pentecost thronged together to witness an extraordinary event – 120 praying people had suddenly begun to speak in various foreign languages.

Peter addressed the crowd with a spontaneous sermon about Jesus. He reminded them that David had written in Psalm 16, “You will not abandon me to hell, neither will you suffer your holy one to see corruption. (v.10)” Peter explained that David wasn’t speaking about himself when he wrote this but about the Messiah, Jesus.

That day, Peter’s listeners discovered the gold in David’s psalm. As their spiritual eyes opened they realized they had not only rejected but killed the Son of God. “What can we do?” they cried.

“Repent,” said Peter. And they did, thousands of them.

Like treasure buried in a field and discovered centuries later, the truth of Christ lay hidden in Psalm 16 for generations. When finally uncovered by Peter, the golden message pointed people to Jesus.

We are beneficiaries of His golden message. Let’s not keep it to ourselves but do as Peter did and share it with a world that cries, “What shall we do?”


About rosemccormickbrandon

An award winning personal experience writer, Rose McCormick Brandon is a frequent contributor to faith magazines, devotionals and compilations, including Chicken Soup for the Soul. Rose is the author of Promises of Home: Stories of Canada's British Home Children (2014). One Good Word Makes all the Difference (2013), He Loves Me Not, He Loves Me (2012) and Vanished: What Happened to My Son. She's a frequent contributor to The Testimony, Today's Pentecostal Evangel and other faith magazines in Canada, U.S. and Australia. Rose also writes about Canadian history, specifically the era of Child Immigration from Britain. Read her stories of child immigrants at:
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