For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,
Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.
It was Shavuot, fifty days after the resurrection of the Lord Jesus. The disciples gathered in an upper room when the Holy Spirit fell upon them. They quickly made their way to the Temple area and preached Jesus as Messiah.
Peter became the spokesman of the day and used scripture from the prophet Joel and the Psalms to explain everything.
Peter’s Pentecost sermon is where I recall today’s scripture originally from the Psalms.
As I read Psalm 16 this morning, it did not occur to me how much of it was in his sermon until verse ten.
Peter’s went on to tell his audience of the patriarch David, who was dead and buried not far from their location. He told them David spoke of the resurrection of the Christ to sit on his throne – that His soul was not left in Hades, nor did His flesh see corruption. (Acts 2:31)
Peter told them Jesus was the fulfillment of the words of David.
Jesus will not abandon His own. If you trust in Him as your Savior, you will not see corruption either.
As the apostle Paul said, “Now this I say, brethren, that flesh and blood cannot inherit the kingdom of God; nor does corruption inherit incorruption. Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed — in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality. So when this corruptible has put on incorruption, and this mortal has put on immortality, then shall be brought to pass the saying that is written: ‘Death is swallowed up in victory.’” 1 Cor 15:50-54