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Verse of the Day (September 8, 2020)

Verse of the Day (September 8, 2020) #BMSeminary – This psalm, much like Psalm 142, envisions David desperately asking God to spare his life in the face of strong and wicked enemies. As David calls out to God, he realizes he cannot do so from the basis of his own perfect obedience before God; rather, he acknowledges that no one, including himself, is truly righteous before God (Ps. 143:1–2). So the basis of his plea is the character of God as shown in his past actions. David recalls the past goodness of God, his past deliverances, and he meditates on God’s gracious character and powerful intervention (vv. 5–6). From the standpoint, then, of God’s character, his faithfulness, his track record of acting on behalf of his own people, David puts his trust in God yet again. And as with Psalm 142, this psalm ends with future tense verbs expressing David’s confidence that God will not fail: “And in your steadfast love you will cut off my enemies, and you will destroy all the adversaries of my soul, for I am your servant” (Ps. 143:12). Here is grace! Here is the gospel! For here is the faithful God who would ultimately provide triumph over all of David’s (and our) enemies in the life, death, and resurrection of his Son (Col. 2:14–15). [Gospel Transformation Study Bible]

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