“And He opened His mouth and taught them, saying:
3.“Blessed — the poor in spirit – for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven.
4.Blessed — they that mourn – for they shall be comforted.
5.Blessed — the meek – for they shall inherit the earth.
6.Blessed — they that hunger and thirst after righteousness – for they shall be filled.
7.Blessed — the merciful – for they shall obtain mercy.
8.Blessed — the pure in heart – for they shall see God.
9.Blessed — the peacemakers – for they shall be called the children of God.” [Mt.5:2-9]
“Blessed is the man whom thou choosest and causest to approach unto thee – that he may dwell in thy courts. We shall be satisfied with the goodness of thy house – even of thy Holy Temple.” [Ps.65:4]
Having commented on the subject matter of Mt.5:2-9 – we are now ready to see the connection between this and Ps.65:4. This one verse in this Prophetic Psalm of David is a perfect summary of the seven Blessings Mt.5:3-9. Which Blessings are bestowed by God upon all whom He has chosen and caused to come unto Christ as His eternally saved ones.
This is a truth that is told to us throughout the Bible! Eph.1:3-4 plainly says: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ who hath blessed us – with all spiritual blessings – in heavenly places in Christ (4) according as He hath chosen us in Him before the foundation of the world – that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love…”. The eternal Son of God – by virtue of the Covenant that was cut within the divine and determinate Counsel of the Triune (of which He is one of the holy Three) was sent into this fallen-in-sin world to be incarnated into being the eternal Person of our ever present Kinsman-Redeemer! This means that the eternal Son of God was chosen and sent into this world to be the Lamb of God and to accomplish the eternal atonement for the sins of all those whom the Great Triumvirate has chosen and placed in Christ to be eternally saved. Praise His Holy and Wonderful Name!
This means that Ps,65:4 is an everlasting – pure Gospel statement – that refers to both: Christ Jesus the Lord – and all whom the Heavenly Father has given unto Him (Jesus) to eternally save!
Our Lord declared from Jn.6:37 “All that the Father giveth to me – shall come to me. And him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out”. Also, vs.38-39 go further to say: “For I came down from heaven not to do my will – but the will of Him who sent me. (39) And this is the Father’s will which hath sent me – that of all which He hath given me – I should lose nothing but should raise it (all of them) up again at the last day.”
This statement – as well as all that we have been talking about for the last several months (including everything that has been said concerning Mt.5:2-9) – falls under the all-governing sovereignty of God Almighty. He is in complete control – and He always has been! Knowing this and realizing this truth — will lead us directly into the Rest that remains for the people of God. In fact, the only ones that have not – nor cannot – enter into the Rest that resides in Christ – are all the unbelievers [see: He.4:1-11].
Jesus said, “Ye have not chosen me – but I have chosen you” [Jn.15:16]. Amen.
For Christ’s Glory Only! -John Carpenter