Daily Devotional for 2 June 2020 – Psalm 40v6-8 part 2

Psalm 40:6-8

These verses, which we looked at yesterday, are quoted in Hebrews 10:5-10.  They challenge us (as we saw yesterday), do we delight to do His will?  But they also prophesy about the One, Jesus, who did delight to do the Father’s will.

Indeed, the whole psalm points us to Jesus.  He was the One who went to the “pit of destruction” in our place and died our death for our sins (v2).  He was the One who was lifted up from the pit of destruction in His resurrection. Through His death and resurrection, “many will see and fear and put their trust in the Lord.” (v3)

The sacrifices and offerings of the Old Testament only pointed to Jesus; they were not enough to save in themselves (v4).  So God promised that the fulfilment would come, Jesus: “In the scroll of the book it is written of me.” (v5).

Although we don’t always delight to do God’s will (v6), Jesus did.  Jesus fulfilled all that God commanded.  He obeyed all of God’s law perfectly.  He submitted to His Father and went to the cross for us (“Yet not My will, but Yours, be done”).

Since He has done everything and obeyed perfectly, then our sins are forgiven AND we are clothed in His righteousness, if we have put our trust in Him.  For the Christian, who trusts Christ alone as Saviour, all of His perfect obedience is accounted to us.

“Hallelujah! What a Saviour!”

The devil loves to discourage us by reminding us of our sins, but we can stand firm and secure and fully assured of God’s love for us, and approach the throne of grace boldly, because we are “clothed in righteousness divine!”

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