Psalm 31:7a "I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy..."
Day 236 – Psalm 31
“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy…” Psalm 31:7a
RECALLING THE MERCY OF THE LORD
One of the things that stood out about the Lord for David was the greatness of His mercy. The theme of God’s mercy features in the Davidic psalms very strongly. The following text is one distinct example. In it he recalled God’s mercy in the past.
“I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy,
For You have considered my trouble;
You have known my soul in adversities,
And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy;
You have set my feet in a wide place.”
1. “I will be glad and rejoice in Your mercy”
a) The mercy of the Lord is a distinct part of the Being of God (Exodus 34:6).
b) It is something that should cause the believer to rejoice in.
2. Evidence of God’s mercy at work
Four things stood out to David as proof of God’s great mercy towards him:-
a) “You have considered my trouble”
i) This was not the first time David was in trouble.
ii) This was not the first time David appealed for God’s mercy.
iii) This would not be the last time God would consider his troubles.
b) “You have known my soul in adversities”
i) God had taken notice of David’s adversities.
ii) He had a very deep and intimate knowledge of David’s difficulties.
c) “And have not shut me up into the hand of the enemy”
i) God had always protected David.
ii) He had never delivered him into the hands of his enemies.
d) “You have set my feet in a wide place”
Instead God had always set his feet in a wide and safe place!