Psalm 39 & 40: Delighting To Do God’s Will
Verse of the Day: (40:8) I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.
1. Deliverance from God’s Power (39:1-13)
Deliver me from all my transgressions: make me not the reproach of the foolish. (39:8)
How do we delight in doing God’s will when we are at the lowest point of our lives? This was exactly what King David did as he knew that God shall deliver him from the worst situation in His time, and even if He allowed him to continue to suffer, and even die for His glory, he knew that one day he shall be promoted to the highest point of his life in His eternal home in heaven. Throughout David’s life, he was careful to live a holy life by controlling his tongue and temper, and faithfully doing God’s work with His power. Indeed, since the beginning, there were many God’s people who chose not to be delivered from their persecution and even death, as they refused to renounce the true God, and instead chose to be martyrs, thus obtaining the resurrection in heaven. (Hebrews 11:35-40)
2. Delighting to do God’s Will (40:1-9)
Many, O LORD my God, are thy wonderful works which thou hast done, and thy thoughts which are to us-ward: they cannot be reckoned up in order unto thee: if I would declare and speak of them, they are more than can be numbered. (40:5)
David delighted in doing God’s will, as God had never failed him, not even once, but have instead blessed him with innumerable and wonderful works, the likes of blessing his heart with the construction of His magnificent temple, commending him as a man after His own heart, and above all, blessing him with Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the whole world, as one of his descendants. (Acts 13:22-24) This was why David reaped the blessings of God as he delight in doing His will. Let us delight in doing God’s will, especially through prayer, as it demonstrates our complete trust in Him. (Proverbs 15:8)
3. Declaring God’s Faithfulness (40:10-17)
I have not hid thy righteousness within my heart; I have declared thy faithfulness and thy salvation: I have not concealed thy lovingkindness and thy truth from the great congregation. (40:10)
Time and again, David declared God’s faithfulness and salvation as he experienced many blessings from Him that no word could described how much he owed Him. Even Moses declared God’s faithfulness and salvation as he and the Jews experienced how God miraculously delivered them from the bondage of Pharaoh and the Egyptians. Indeed, God through Moses proclaimed to Pharaoh that His name and power shall be declared throughout all the earth. It is truly God’s mercy and compassion that we are saved by His grace through our faith in Him, as we are His clay and He is our Potter. (Romans 9:15-25)
Prayer of the Day:
Dearest God, please help me to delight in doing Your perfect will for Your praise.