Meditations on the Psalms #324

Psalm 142 Part 3

The song ends with an earnest cry for deliverance, and an affirmation of confidence that the cry will be heard and answered. How interesting that the one who killed Goliath, found his way to the throne via the cave of Adullam. The ‘prison’ (v7) is a metaphor for his desperate condition in the light of the allusions to adversity and isolation 

David had begun this psalm with complaint, but ended with great confidence. In the beginning, is a sense of isolation (v4), he closes with confidence in coming companionship and support from the righteous. David began with the sense of being low and weak (v6); he closes confident in God’s future goodness, knowing that God would deal bountifully with him. This prayer of David was heard and answered; he was delivered from his persecutors, enlarged from his distress, exalted to the throne, and joined by all the tribes of Israel.

In the words of Paul: “If God is for us, who can ever be against us? Since he did not spare even his own Son but gave him up for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? Who dares accuse us whom God has chosen for his own? No one—for God himself has given us right standing with himself. Who then will condemn us? No one—for Christ Jesus died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is sitting in the place of honour at God’s right hand, pleading for us.

 Can anything ever separate us from Christ’s love? Does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? … No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us. 
And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow… indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Rom.8:31-39NLT 

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