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Psalm 31:1

Psalm 31:1

This psalm is the entreaty of a believer in times of deep distress and severe sorrow but as in all of David’s complaints and distresses, he inevitably restates his abiding confidence in the faithfulness of God, for David knew that there was nowhere else to fly to and there was no-one else in which to place his trust.

Although this entire psalm restates his overflowing grief and grievances, nevertheless his prayer begins, ends read more...

Psalm 31:3

Psalm 31:3

While fleeing from the wrath of the increasingly evil King Saul, David went to the assistance of some of his fellow-men who were facing great difficulties from the Philistines – 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. And David put His trust in the Lord and David prayed for God’s continuing protection and support in all the difficulties and dangers that read more...

Psalm 31:14

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 His heavenly Father.

David repeatedly recites the goodness of the Lord towards himself and rejoices in the loving-kindness of the God of His Salvation. He records the many times that read more...

Psalm 31:19

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 for all good gifts and every perfect grace come read more...