I Love Your Salvation.

I Love Your Salvation.

My friend recently wrote a song out of Psalm 40. He sent it to me to get my feedback on some of the lyrics. The song is FANTASTIC! In reading the lyrics, I went through Psalm 40 and I thought I would share a few thoughts.

1 - David seems to understand something about God that I believe we trivialize. David lives under the old covenant, but his Psalm is so incredibly reliant on God's mercy and grace. He understood grace while under a very hard system....right? Well, I believe David understood a Holy God.... loving yes, but Holy. Because of this holiness understanding, David also had a rich sentiment for mercy... "O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me"

2 - David wondered at God. He wondered and marveled at how a God could see us, sinners, even though He is Holy. "O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!"

3 - David was void of self-righteousness... something I think we have today in abundance. "For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me."

4- David loved his salvation because he saw his condition and therefore declared the Lord's condition! "may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!” As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!"

 

Psalms 40:1-17 ESV
“I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry. He drew me up from the pit of destruction, out of the miry bog, and set my feet upon a rock, making my steps secure. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. Many will see and fear, and put their trust in the Lord. Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you! I will proclaim and tell of them, yet they are more than can be told. In sacrifice and offering you have not delighted, but you have given me an open ear. Burnt offering and sin offering you have not required. Then I said, “Behold, I have come; in the scroll of the book it is written of me: I delight to do your will, O my God; your law is within my heart.” I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation. As for you, O Lord, you will not restrain your mercy from me; your steadfast love and your faithfulness will ever preserve me! For evils have encompassed me beyond number; my iniquities have overtaken me, and I cannot see; they are more than the hairs of my head; my heart fails me. Be pleased, O Lord, to deliver me! O Lord, make haste to help me! Let those be put to shame and disappointed altogether who seek to snatch away my life; let those be turned back and brought to dishonor who delight in my hurt! Let those be appalled because of their shame who say to me, “Aha, Aha!” But may all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you; may those who love your salvation say continually, “Great is the Lord!” As for me, I am poor and needy, but the Lord takes thought for me. You are my help and my deliverer; do not delay, O my God!”

 

Soli Deo Gloria,

Jesse Horne

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