We began to
open this Psalm last week. We cannot tell from the title when it
was written. We can only tell that it was to be sung publicly.
Many believe Saul has died and David has been crowned King in
Hebron. We looked last week at verses 1-4 which we entitled The
Stanza Of Strength.
Let us turn our
attention to verses 5-8 that we have entitled, The Stanza Of The
Sovereign. Our text says, Into
thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of
truth. I have hated them that regard lying vanities: but I trust in
the LORD. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy: for thou hast
considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities; And
hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy: thou hast set my
feet in a large room.
We find in verse 5
David is committing his spirit into the hands of the LORD. We call
this section, A Sovereign Redemption. This is a powerful
statement. These are the living words of David in hopes that he
would not die. These are also the last words of our Lord with the
confidence that He would live forever. What a great blessing to
commit all to our Lord for His keeping. The Spirit is the crown
jewel of all our treasures. At all times we should commit our
all to Jesus sacred care, then though life may hang on a thread,
and adversities may multiply as the sands of the sea, our soul shall
dwell at ease, and delight itself in a quiet resting place.
(Spurgeon) Many have used this quote in life as well as death.
Polycarp, Jerome, as well as Luther are but a few to have this
statement to be among their last words.
David speaks of
Gods redemption. The word redemption means to
purchase not by payment but by power. David sets upon the throne
because he has surrendered to the rendering power of God. Christ
hangs upon a tree to redeem His people by the power of God. David
calls Him the God of truth. He is dependable, believable, and a
trustworthy God. He is truly a sovereign to be proud of.
In verse 9 we find A
Sovereign Reliance. David testifies of his hatred of Gods
enemies. He takes a stand against the majority and says as for me
I trust in the LORD. Let us proclaim our belief in Him
even if the whole world says by their life style and methodology, I
am trusting in myself.
Let us turn our
attention lastly to verses 7-8 to what I call A Sovereign
Release. David in verse 7a moves from the future tense of He
will be glad to the present tense I rejoice in thy mercy.
His present dealings
assure us of His future dealings. He changes not. David is glad
over the fact that God has considered him in his troubles and known
his soul in adversities. The word consider means to weigh,
direct, and fix a boundry so they can come no further. Though our
troubles change our whole outward person, He still knows us. We will
never be a stranger to our heavenly Father.
In the prison of our
troubles and adversities, David says the Lord has left the prison
doors open. This open door leads us into a large room of liberty.
We are released into the liberty of Gods free grace. Blessed be
God for His liberty: civil liberty is valuable, religious liberty is
precious, but spiritual liberty is priceless. (Spurgeon)