Meditations in the Psalms
In yesterday’s passage, we read of those who “hate me without a cause,” quoted in the New Testament of our Lord in John 15:25. In our passage today, we read in verse 9 of that which is quoted of our Lord in Romans 15:3. David’s experiences are applied to the “Son of David,” the Messiah, our Lord.
- The reproach he had to bear – verses 7-8
- The reason behind it – verses 9-10
- The reaction of others to his pain – verses 11-12
- The response he had to the Lord – verse 13
- The request he made to the Lord – verses 14-15
Others will not always understand, but the Lord does! Our tears may not be known to others, but the Lord sees every one of them. He has promised deliverance – again, in His time and in His way.
Verse for Meditation
Verse 13 – “But as for me, my prayer is unto Thee, O LORD, in an acceptable time: O God, in the multitude of Thy mercy hear me, in the truth of Thy salvation.
“No matter how severe the pain and disappointments in my life, I lay it all at Your feet, and trust You for the outcome.”