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Go to Bible: Psalms 118
 
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Psa 118:6

“What can man do to me?” The Hebrew is a rhetorical question that assumes the answer, “Nothing.” Of course there are things that people can do to believers, but only to our mortal body, not to our resurrected body. Believers have everlasting life, and the next life will be more glorious than words can describe. Sadly, however, some believers become so afraid of giving up things in this life—including this mortal life itself—that they compromise who they are and what they believe and try to avoid persecution. But that is being afraid of the wrong thing! Jesus said, “And do not be afraid of those who kill the body but are not able to kill the soul. But rather fear him [God] who is able to destroy both soul and body in Gehenna” (Matt. 10:28). Christians are guaranteed everlasting life and do not need to worry about Gehenna, but we can get to the kingdom and have no rewards there, which would be a terrible tragedy (cp. Luke 9:29; 1 John 2:28; 2 John 1:8). Besides, the Bible says that Christians who live truly godly lives will be persecuted, so rather than try to avoid it, the best strategy is to learn how to thrive in it and do God’s work (2 Tim. 3:12).

[For more on rewards in the coming kingdom of Christ, see commentary on 2 Cor. 5:10].

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“cornerstone.” The Hebrew is “head of the corner,” which is the same as the Greek in the New Testament when Psalm 118:22 is quoted. The “head of the corner” is the “cornerstone.” This verse is so important in identifying Jesus Christ as the Messiah that it is quoted or referred to six times in the New Testament (Matt. 21:42; Mark 12:10; Luke 20:17; Acts 4:11; 1 Pet. 2:4 and 2:7).

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