March 16, 2008pm    Will the Lord Save Us?   Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29

by Ronald E. George Jr. at the Fayetteville Baptist Church

Why would we doubt the Lord’s salvation?  Guilt, disobedience, and unbelief may be the cause of our doubt.   
Do we trust the Lord to save us?  Do we doubt ofr doo we trust?  The three Hebrew children did trust the Lord.  Why should we trust the Lord? 
Daniel 3:16 (NIV) Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego replied to the king, "O Nebuchadnezzar, we do not need to defend ourselves before you in this matter. 17 If we are thrown into the blazing furnace, the God we serve is able to save us from it, and he will rescue us from your hand, O king. 18 But even if he does not, we want you to know, O king, that we will not serve your gods or worship the image of gold you have set up."

 Psalm 118:1 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever. 2 Let Israel say: “His love endures forever.”  19 Open for me the gates of righteousness; I will enter and give thanks to the Lord. 20 This is the gate of the Lord through which the righteous may enter. 21 I will give you thanks, for you answered me; you have become my salvation. 22 The stone the builders rejected has become the capstone; 23 the Lord has done this, and it is marvelous in our eyes. 24 This is the day the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it. 25 O Lord, save us; O Lord, grant us success. 26 Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. From the house of the Lord we bless you. 27 The Lord is God, and he has made his light shine upon us. With boughs in hand, join in the festal procession upb to the horns of the altar. 28 You are my God, and I will give you thanks; you are my God, and I will exalt you. 29 Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever.

  1. Will the Lord save us?


  1. He is Good and He is God. 
  1. He is love and


  1. His love endures forever.
  1. He has the gates of righteousness through which we can live.  Adam and Eve opened the gates of evil which lead to death, but our Lord opens up the possibility of life called the gates of righteousness.


  1. He has answered those who have called out on his name. 
  1. He is our salvation. 


  1. He was rejected by the builders, but He used that as an opportunity to become the cornerstone of the building of righteousness. 
  1. This is the day that He has made.  It is the day of salvation and we will rejoice and be glad in it. 


  1. The Lord will save us and grant us success, because He can and because He will.  He wants the best for his children. 
  1. God brings salvation when he comes to the city, the house, and the life. 


  1. He is salvation. 
  1. He has made his light to shine on us.  Jesus is the light of the world.  He has shone upon us. 


  1. We have recognized Him and worshipped him.  We have come to the altar. 
  1.  We have believed in Him.


  1. He is our God.  Since we belong to Him then he will save us. 
  1.  Will He save us?  He saved the three Hebrew Children. 


  1. Will we trust him? 



b Or Bind the festal sacrifice with ropes | and take it

The Holy Bible : New International Version (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1996, c1984). Ps 118:1-29.