For He has delivered me out of all trouble; And my eye has seen its desire upon my enemies.
It is important that we walk in the confidence that the Lord will deliver us out of all trouble. We don’t have to take matters into our own hands. The Lord will take care of those who mean to bring harm upon us. It may not be in our timing, but their day will come. It is not our place to see that they are punished for their wrong doing. It is our responsibility to turn it over to the Lord, and let Him take it from there.
Attend to me, and hear me; I am restless in my complaint, and moan noisily,
It takes great faith and patience to follow the Lord. First we must have faith that the Lord will do all that the word says He will do, then we must wait patiently for such things to come to pass. We must guard ourselves from getting restless. In our restlessness we can make rash decisions that will end up hurting us. I have made a number of those in my life.
So I said, “Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest.
Don’t you just wish sometimes that you could fly away like a bird, from all the cares and trouble and just be at rest. One day we will. It will come in one of two ways, death or the rapture. If we believe all that He says to be true, we can look forward to either one of those days. Come Lord Jesus come!
For it is not an enemy who reproaches me; Then I could bear it. Nor is it one who hates me who has exalted himself against me; Then I could hide from him. 13 But it was you, a man my equal, My companion and my acquaintance. 14 We took sweet counsel together, And walked to the house of God in the throng.
It is one thing when an enemy turns on us, that is expected. However when it is a close friend, there are few things more painful. When this happens, the only One who can soothe us and ease the pain and sorrow that comes from such betrayal is the Lord. He alone is faithful to bring that lasting comfort.
Whenever I am afraid, I will trust in You. 4 In God (I will praise His word), In God I have put my trust; I will not fear. What can flesh do to me?
This is such a great psalm. There is much to be afraid of in the world today. It is good to be reminded that our trust is in the Lord. When we fully trust Him, we have nothing to fear…absolutely nothing!
You number my wanderings; Put my tears into Your bottle; Are they not in Your book?
This is a great reminder of how much the Lord knows about us and cares about us. He puts our tears in a bottle. Wow! I don’t know what He does with all of them, and I really don’t care. Just to know that he catches each one, that He is aware of each one, is enough for me. What great love and care He has for us.
Therefore by the deeds of the law no flesh will be justified in His sight, for by the law is the knowledge of sin.
Here we see one of the many Scriptures that speak of the purpose of the law, to declare us guilty. Once we understand that we are guilty, the we will seek to have that guilt alleviated. Jesus is the only one who can do that. He took care of our guilt at the cross.
even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe. For there is no difference;
The righteousness of God comes through faith in Jesus. There is no other way a person can be made righteous. 2 Corinthians 5:21, For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
(Jesus) whom God set forth as a propitiation by His blood, through faith, to demonstrate His righteousness, because in His forbearance God had passed over the sins that were previously committed, 26 to demonstrate at the present time His righteousness, that He might be just and the justifier of the one who has faith in Jesus.
The word ‘propitiation’ is one of the greatest words in the Bible. Every Christian should be aware of what it means. It means, ‘to satisfy the wrath of somone’. In this context, it means that Jesus’s death on the cross satisfied the righteous indignation of a holy and righteous God towards an unrighteousness, unholy man. In other words, because of our sin, we deserved hell, we deserved the condemnation of God. But instead, through our faith in Jesus’s death on the cross, we receive life.