Simply Said September 4th, 2018

Psalm 30 is worthy of your time this morning to read and reflect on the goodness of God toward you and me. “I will extol thee, O Lord; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.” What a glorious reflection upon the God of all glory. How many like David take the time to deliberate and concentrate upon the goodness of God like David did? We are his children, the offspring of the redemptive work of Christ and we have been lifted far above principalities as it says in Ephesians 1:15-23. David rejoices after deliverance from his enemies and he did not forget the goodness of God. Listen to Paul as I quote, “Wherefore (Paul refers back to the grace wherein he and those he writes to whom have obtained an inheritance,) having predestinated us unto the adoption of children by Jesus Christ to himself, according to the good pleasure of his will, to the praise of the glory of his grace, wherein he hath made us accepted in the beloved.” In verse 15-16 we read: ”Wherefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus, and love unto all saints, cease not to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ: and the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him: The eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that ye may know what is the hope of his calling, and what the riches of the glory of his inheritance in the saints.” David was in trouble and had to hide as his adversary pursued him, and now has a house built of cedar and reigns as a king. Oh, Give thanks unto our God when deliverance comes in the darkness of the night, when the body is overtaken with illness. Remember Him who called you and cry out to your God. “And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to usward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him up from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, far above principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come: And hath put all things under his feet and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fulness of him that fills all in all.” Verse 19-23


Psalm 30:2-4 “O Lord my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O Lord, thou hast brought my soul up from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit. Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of his, and give thanks the  remembrance of his holiness.” Samuel Chandler thought David was delivered from the distress and the deliverance of enemies like Saul and even in distress he was delivered. John Preston wrote, “Weeping may abide for at evening, but joy cometh in the morning.” My heart cannot but rejoice, reading the thoughts of saints from the past, who held fast to faith, and became examples unto us. “Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks the remembrance of his holiness.” Who is God that his is mindful of us. His grace lifts us up and sits us beside Him in heavenly places and restores our soul. We like David have victories, and yes we have trials, but the Lord reigns eternal and our life is hid in Christ. “For his anger endures but a moment; in his favor, is life: weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” How often have we cried out to God asking where he was, and in despair even thought we were alone in our distress, and as the morning comes and the light of day brings hope, our faith is kindled and we see light at the end of what appears to be a tunnel and we rejoice in the Lord God.


So many of us are fickle, and we waiver between two opinions. And yet! God abides faithful! “And in my prosperity I said I will never be moved. Lord, by thy favor, (grace abounding in my soul and by thy exceedingly great and precious promises), I shall never be moved. Lord, by thy favor thou hast made my mountain to stand strong: Thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled, I cried unto thee, O Lord, I made supplication.” He prayed as we should in the midst of trouble! “What profit is there in my blood, when I go down to the pit. Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth?” So many of us can learn from David and we can even rejoice in His great salvation in the midst of trouble. “Hear, O Lord, and have mercy upon me: Lord, be thou my helper.” I laugh at myself this morning when I read this, but I do the same! I am nothing and yet in Christ we are more than conquerors though Him that LOVES us! Do we cry out for mercy and rejoice in His presence, no matter what goes on? Are we ready to give glory to God even in our tribulation as David did? Listen to his heart as he closes this Psalm. “Thou hast turned for me my mourning into dancing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness: to the end that my glory may sing praise unto thee, and not be silent. O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.” It is a good thing to remember those moments in time, when God delivers you out of trouble and in doing so we build up a memory bank of the mercies of God. They are actually new each morning, and His grace reigns unto righteousness and by the power of God we are kept secure with the promises of God reigning in our heart. Rejoice, Rejoice, and again I say rejoice!

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