Christ is our refuge we can flee to Him at any time and in any conditionâ€”and He will never turn anyone away. In a pitiful muddy mess David trudges to the Lord. Like the buddies on their way back from digging along the creek, head to toe in mudâ€”David came just like he was to the Lord.
David here in Psalm 40 cries out in his need to the Lord and says what we all should sayâ€”we are dirty sinners by the standard of our Holy God and can only come to Him as we acknowledge and confess that truth. Then and only then can He take us in.
There was an old expression when I was growing up that described someone who was down emotionally, they'd say that they were 'in the pitsâ€ť That meant that things weren't going well.
This Psalm can reflect any of the pits that David had lived through, and there were many. So it is possible to see him speaking of any era of his lifeâ€”and maybe even of all of them! David was painfully aware of his own failures, weaknesses, shortcomings, and sins. He likens them to a pit and salvation as well as sanctification being lifted out of those pits all through life.
Pastor John Barnett has been devouring the Word of God for over 30 years. John, now the teaching pastor of Calvary Bible Church in Kalamazoo, Michigan has served congregations in Oklahoma, New England, Georgia and California. He also served on the Faculty of the Master's College...