A stunning prophecy is given in today's reading:
“For the time is coming,”
says the LORD,
“when I will raise up a righteous descendant
from King David’s line.
He will be a King who rules with wisdom.
He will do what is just and right throughout the land.
And this will be his name:
‘The LORD Is Our Righteousness.’
How amazing that this identity of ‘the Lord is our Righteousness’ is specifically linked with the Righteous Descendant! In today's reading also, there is the portion about not calling the Lord's message a ‘burden’. If you are following the reading in your Bible, you may want to look at the attached PDF file.
We old saints should not despise all of the new songs of the young saints. Yet I totally understand the desire to avoid change. Here we see that Scripture commands that we sing new songs. And this whole psalm can be taken as a prelude to what we will see in the book of Revelation.
Today's reading in 1 Corinthians starts out rebuking the Christians there for taking their fellow believers to court before secular judges. However right afterward, in supporting his points, Paul gives some of the most amazing verses in all Scripture about our position in unity with Christ.