Psalm 31 Devotional Commentary

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Psalm 31:1

As believers in Christ, our citizenship is in heaven. This world is not our home, we are simply passing through. As the days get darker and persecution, disaster, tragedy, and fear become more overwhelming, it can seem like there is no safe place to run to. Like refugees displaced from a war-torn country, we yearn for a place of safety, a place where we are protected, a place of sanctuary.

David wrote this psalm in a time of deep read more...

Psalm 31:3

David knew about living a life full of difficulties. His was a life full of wars and rumours of wars, fleeing from the wrath of the increasingly evil king Saul, surrounded by enemies on every side. But in all the difficulties that David faced, he called on the name of the Lord, for David knew that there is no security and safety outside of Him. David put His trust in the Lord and prayed for God's continuing protection and support in all the difficulties and dangers read more...

Psalm 31:14

This beautiful Psalm of David is a most graphic descriptor of the Lord Jesus Christ Who, like David, was also a man of sorrows and acquainted with grief and Who, like His forefather, was also a Man who trusted in the Lord His God, and rested His soul in His Heavenly Father. Indeed, within the Psalm are some of the famous words Jesus spoke on the Cross: "Into your hands I commit my spirit." 

But the Psalm is also very

Psalm 31:19

More and more, the greatness, goodness, and reliability of God is contrasted with the insignificance, inconsistency, and limitations of man. Increasingly, the bounteousness, generosity, and grace of a perfect God is identified as distinctly different from the selfish disinterest that is the hallmark of the children of mankind.

God's grace and provision touches all the children of men: "Every good thing given and every perfect read more...