Psalm 118: The Central Point

One Year Bible: II Samuel 1:1-2:11; John 12:20-50; Psalm 118:1-29; Proverbs 15:27-28

The Central Point

It is better to take refuge in the LORD
than to trust in man.
(Psalm 118:8)

This isn’t original with me, but I thought you might find it interesting nonetheless:

The shortest chapter in the Bible is yesterday’s reading—Psalms 117. The longest chapter in the Bible is tomorrow’s reading—Psalm 119. Today’s chapter, Psalm 118, is the literal center of the Bible.

There are 594 chapters before Psalms 118 and there are 594 chapters after Psalms 118. If you add these numbers up you get 1188.

What is the center verse in the Bible? None other than Psalms 118:8,

“Far better to take refuge in God than trust in people;
Far better to take refuge in God than trust in celebrities.
~The Message

Does this verse say something significant about God’s perfect will? Obviously, it does! So the next time someone says they would like to find God’s plan for their life and that they want to be in the center of His will, just send them to the exact middle of His Word, and there they can read the central point of God’s purpose for mankind:

“It is better to trust in the LORD than to put confidence in man.”

Now isn’t it odd how this worked out, or was God at the center of it?

“The Holy Bible is an abyss. It is impossible to explain how
profound it is, impossible to explain how simple it is .”

~Ernest Hello

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