May 2, 2022 - Psalms 38-41
Another psalm from David who testifies, “Blessed is the man who makes the Lord his trust, who does not turn to the proud, to those who go astray after a lie! You have multiplied, O Lord my God, your wondrous deeds and your thoughts toward us; none can compare with you!” (40:4,5). Having been so blessed, what can David (and we!) do but declare to all God’s goodness! And that’s exactly what he does: “I have told the glad news of deliverance in the great congregation; behold, I have not restrained my lips, as you know, O Lord. I have not hidden your deliverance within my heart; I have spoken of your faithfulness and your salvation; I have not concealed your steadfast love and your faithfulness from the great congregation” (40:9-10). We should always be testifying of God’s goodness and giving thanks to him.
O for a thousand tongues to sing
my great Redeemer’s praise,
the glories of my God and King,
the triumphs of his grace!
My gracious Master and my God,
assist me to proclaim,
to spread thro’ all the earth abroad
the honors of your name. --Charles Wesley (1739)