March 6, Reading 2 – Psalm 69

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SAA Notes

“Worn out”, “throat parched”, “eyes fail”. David’s faith struggles with terrible circumstances. He knows the goodness of God’s love, the greatness of His mercy. Verse 29 sums up the psalm. David’s sufferings (v.21) are prophetic of Jesus’ crucifixion. God’s Messiah is the suffering Messiah.

SJA Notes

“I am weary with my crying out; my throat is parched. My eyes grow dim with waiting for my God.”

We read again of David’s woes. His enemies work against him while he tries to do what is good and right. He is weary, his eyes grow dim.

We do not have to walk this earth long to start to experience the anguish and heartache that mark David’s words.

We can be thankful that God takes the time through David and the other psalmists – To plumb the depths of our despair and turmoil.

And we can remember that God the Son, our Saviour Jesus, He came to earth and experienced the full weight of this earthly life.

We read in Hebrews,

“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but one who in every respect has been tempted as we are, yet without sin.”

This is Jesus – He understands what we are going through!

What then for us who own Jesus as Lord?

Hebrews continues,

“Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace, that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.”

Active grace and mercy from God on His throne through Jesus – Active and effectual for our lives right now.

Hallelujah, what a Saviour!

* God of all grace and mercy,

Thank You for saving us from our sin, giving us what we do not deserve.

Thank You for taking the punishment for our sin, in the person of God the Son, so that You do not give us what we do deserve.

Thank You Lord, that Your love for us is steadfast and sure!

Amen.

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