“I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.” (Psalms 69:30)
Psalm 69 is yet another Psalm of Praise to our God. In the first part of our text verse, David said, “I will praise the name of God with a song.” But what are the verses (or words) to our song unto God?
First, look at Psalms 59:16:
“But I will sing of thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning: for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble.”
So the first verse of our song is about God’s Power. “I will sing of thy power.”
God’s Power is unlimited, because He Himself is Power. This Power is proven by Creation, by His Control of His Creation, and by His Power to give life and to end life.
Genesis 1:1 says, “In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.” What kind of power is Creative Power? It is when you speak into existence what was not.
“…even God, who quickeneth the dead, and calleth those things which be not as though they were.” (Romans 4:17b)
“And said, O LORD God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee?” (2 Chronicles 20:6)
“Thou rulest the raging of the sea: when the waves thereof arise, thou stillest them.” (Psalms 89:9)
Read Psalm 89:10-13; and a thousand more Scriptures that speak of the Power of God. (For example, see Exodus 15:6; 2 Samuel 22:33; 1 Chronicles 29:12; Job 37:23; Psalm 21:13; 52:9; 66:7; Matthew 28:18; John 17:2; 19:11; 1 Corinthians 1:24.)
The second verse of our song is about God’s Mercy. “I will sing aloud of thy mercy in the morning” (Psalms 59:16b).
“Also unto thee, O Lord, belongeth mercy…” (Psalms 62:12)
“But God, who is rich in mercy…” (Ephesians 2:4)
“… but according to his mercy he saved us…” (Titus 3:5)
“Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)
(Also see Psalms 85:10; Romans 9:15, 16, 18; etc.)
Grace is the Divine unmerited Favor of God to its object. Mercy is the Channel through which Grace is given to men. The Grace of God is His Covenant of Purpose in Christ Jesus. This Covenant was applied to sinners in and through our Substitute, Jesus Christ, on the Cross (Romans 3:4-25). (Read Hebrews 9:1-26; 10:1-22.)
Mercy can only be defined in Jesus Christ, as God in the Flesh, making Atonement for His Sheep on the Cross (see Romans 5:1-21; Ephesians 2:8-9); as our Substitute, Sacrifice, and Savior. (See 2 Corinthians 5:21; Ephesians 1:7; Romans 3:24-25; 1 Peter 1:18-20; 2:24; etc.)
God’s Mercy “endureth for ever” (Psalms 106:1; 107:1; 136:1). Mercy surrounds the Believer in the Eternal Purpose in Christ Jesus (Romans 8:29-39). It extends to every part of our life: from giving us physical and spiritual life; to sustaining our physical and spiritual life. And also to defeating the enemy, for David said, “…for thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble” (Psalms 59:16d).
Next, look at Psalms 89:1b, “…with my mouth will I make known thy faithfulness to all generations.”
This part of our song is about God’s Faithfulness; and it has many verses:
First, His Faithfulness is “in the heavens.” See the next few verses in Psalms 89, “…thy faithfulness shalt thou establish in the very heavens” (verse 2b). “And the heavens shall praise thy wonders, O LORD…” (verse 5a). Read Psalms 89:6-13; noticing the order of God’s Universe, especially the heavenly bodies.
Second, “…Thy faithfulness also in the congregation of the saints” (Psalms 89:5b). That is, the knowledge is given to His Saints of His Faithfulness of heaven and of earth; whereby they will praise His Name. (See verses 14-18.)
Third, “But my faithfulness and my mercy shall be with him (David, but as a type of Christ): and in my name shall his horn be exalted” (Psalms 89:24). (Read verses 19-28.)
Fourth, His Faithfulness is confirmed to His Seed (which is Christ, but is also us; for we are His Seed in Christ). “His seed shall endure for ever…” (Psalms 89:36a). (See verses 33-37; also see Romans 8:29-39.)
Our song has many, many verses; too many to list. Read the Psalms over and over again, and you will see the verses of our song. For example: His Salvation; His Love; His Judgment; His Victory; etc. Also see Revelation 4:11; 5:10-14; etc. “Worthy is the Lamb.”
But I cannot close without:
“Sing unto the LORD, all the earth; shew forth from day to day his salvation.” (1 Chronicles 16:23)
Children of God, this is our song. Our song is His Salvation, which is Jesus Christ. So we sing, “Worthy is the Lamb,” in whom we have Salvation now, today, tomorrow, forever and always! Hallelujah!
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