Psalter #111 is a song of thanksgiving to God for His gracious deliverance. This song directs our attention to Christ who fulfilled the law by giving Himself as the ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross.
There are times in our lives when we are required to exercise our faith in such a way that we must have a great deal of patience. As we wait upon the Lord we are assured that He is near us. Yes, God may allow us to sink for a time into the miry clay of adversity to show us how dependent we are on Him, but even then He will not leave us in our suffering. He will according to His grace lift us up and place us upon the Rock that is Christ.
“Blessed is the man that maketh the Lord his trust” Psalm 40:1. Only when we trust the Lord can we find the strength to face every joy and sorrow that he sends us in our lives. We know that all things are under His control. We have no reason at all to fear because He is directing our paths and we have the knowledge that all things are for our good.
As we continually place our trust in Him, we cannot help but praise Him for His wondrous works. Who but He alone has created this world. Who but our God gives breath unto man and every living thing? Who but our God constantly gives us everything we need? Who but our God constantly watches over us day and night? His wonderful works “are more than can be numbered. (Psalm 40:5)
As we pointed out earlier this song directs our thoughts to Christ. We have the good news of salvation because of His suffering and death. We are free from the horrible pit of sin and death because Christ was forsaken by God Himself. We now have the law in our hearts because He sacrificed Himself on the cross as the fulfillment of the law. We rejoice to hear the gospel which is the good news of our salvation. Thanks be to God! ❖