“…saying, I will tell of your name to my brothers; in the midst of the congregation I will sing your praise.”
Again the writer borrows from the Psalms. This time it is the 22nd. He quotes the 22nd verse of this psalm. We best know this psalm because of Jesus quoting it on the cross. “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” Jesus applied this psalm to Himself. The Hebrews author applies this verse to Jesus as well. Jesus is accepting mankind as brothers and calls men everywhere to come be a part of His ministry.
Congregation, as used here, is a reference to the old Israel but the Hebrews writer uses it to denote the New Israel. The people of God, disciples of Jesus, members of the body of Christ make up the congregation. We use the word in reference to a church assembly but this is a more universal use.
Jesus came to save men and in doing so gives praise to God. He is not ashamed of His brothers nor of His father. He shares God’s name with all who identify with Him and in their midst declares the praises of God.
Task for Today: Join Jesus in telling the name of God to those who are in the family of God with you. When among the people of God, sing God’s praise. Do not be silent but voice your faith and trust. Give credit for all that’s good in your life to the one who provides for you. Let the people around you know how blessed you are.