Daily Word

Psalm 40

Read Psalm 40 – we read this recently (as a reprieve during Deuteronomy) , yet the word of God is living and I know it will speak to you in brand new ways today.

In verses :1-4 we are blessed to trust in the LORD. In him there is rescue, firm footing, a new song and wonders galore! “The things you planned for us no one can recount to you; were I to speak and tell of them, they would be too many to declare.” :5

Jesus and the new covenant are hidden within these verses. In verses :6-8 we read that sacrifices and offerings are not what God requires, but a pure heart that is set on Him. That would have been shocking news to the Jewish community, but that is the good news of Jesus!

David urges the reader to, “Wait for the LORD, and keep his way. He will exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you will see it. ” :34

And again he assures the reader, “Consider the blameless, observe the upright; there is a future for the man of peaceā€¦Salvation of the righteous comes from the LORD; he is their stronghold in times of trouble. ” :37, 39

Beloved, where are you today? Jesus will meet you there. Do you need rescue? Reassurance? Look back and remember his rescue. Look ahead, the best is yet to come! Take refuge in the LORD.

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