Salvation

Psalms 30: 1:12 “Thou hast lifted me up” (v.1). This may be regarded as the key note of this Psalm,

The salvation of God is fitly expressed by a lifting up ? Note (Ja. 5:15) “And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

Note what Isaiah said to Hezekiah “Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years. (Isa.38:5).

Since the issues of life and death, and of all human affairs, are in the Lord’s hands, and that he has assured us, that He is nigh unto all them that call upon Him, that He hears our prayers, and will deny us no manner of thing that is good for us.

David was lifted up from the the power of his enemies, “Thou hast raised me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me” David had a reason to give God the praise that was in his heart.

He had been drawn up like a prisoner from a dungeon, like Joseph out of the pit, and therefore he loved his deliverer.

Grace has uplifted us from the pit of hell, from the ditch of sin, from the bed of sickness, from the bondage of doubts and fears: have we no song to offer for all this?

How high has our Lord lifted us? He has lifted us up into the children’s place, to be adopted into the family; lifted us up into union with Christ, “to sit together with him in heavenly places.”

Let us lift high the name of our God, for he has lifted us up above the stars and given us salvation (Jh.12:32) “And I, if I am lifted up from the earth, will make all men come to me.”

The grace of God that bringeth salvation to all men, lifts up the believing soul out of the kingdom of darkness and dictatorship, into the kingdom of light and liberty, (Tit. 2:11) tell us “For the grace of God has come, giving salvation to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;

Therefour we are more than conquerors, over self and sin through Him who loved us

David was lifted from all his Diseases. “Thou hast healed me” (V.2)

Sickness is common to all. No house is exempt, no age safe from its ruin (Jas.1:15 tell us, “Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.”

Sooner or later it comes to all. But we err, if we think it is by chance, or the result of mere second causes.

Though cast down, David was not cast off, though visited with sore affliction he was lifted up.

God had not made his enemies to rejoice over him. There are lessons to be learned in every sickness.

We must remember in our time of trouble God remembers mercy. There is restraining mercy “And they shall be mine, saith the LORD of hosts, in that day when I make up my jewels; and I will spare them, as a man spareth his own son that serveth him.” ( Mal.3:17).

Only He who forgiveth all our iniquities, can heal our diseases according to (Ps.103:3).

David was set free from the place of death, “Thou hast brought my soul from the grave” (v.3).

If David had been brought back, as from the edge of the grave, and his strength restored, it was that he might consecrate himself anew to God, and serve Him with greater love and steadfastness (Ps. 119: 67) “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now have I kept Thy word”

Speaking figuratively, he had by the grace of God been delivered from a state of spiritual death.

Life, in the psalmist’s view, is a scene and season in which to glorify God.

David’s quarrel with death is that it cuts short this opportunity, silences the tongue of testimony and the lips

of praise; arrests the busy worker, and buries his vigorous energies in the dust, (Ecc. 9:10) “Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, whither thou goest.”

There are many souls that are as dead to the things of God as if they were in their graves.

David delivered from going down to the pit, “Thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit” (v.3).

He was saved from the company and influence of them that were perishing in their sins.

Some may seem pure because they have not been tried, (Ga 6:1) tell us, “Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.”

.Christ was subjected to the severest trials and temptations; yet his holy soul was never stained by sin. He was born without sin (Lk.1:35) he lived in an evil world without sin, (.Jh.3:5); he died without sin.

God lifted David from weakness and failure, “Lord, by Thy favour Thou hast made my mountain to stand strong” (v.7).

All changes are under the control of God.

We know God’s help is always available. Nothing can really prevent us from enjoying God’s presence, but our own sin.

That the end of the Lord is merciful. The blessing will surely come to those who wait for it.

Anger will give place to favour, the pain of the moment will be forgotten in the joy of renewed life and the ushering in of the glad eternal day.

Health may give place to sickness, prosperity to adversity, joy to sorrow.

To-day we may be lifted up and rejoicing in God’s favour, to-morrow we may be cast down and in trouble because God is hiding his face from us.. By God’s grace the mountain of David’s faith had been made to stand strong.

David’s strength had been made perfect in weakness. Yes, Unbelief says, ”I shall die in my nest” (Job.29:18), but faith says, “ LORD, by thy favour thou hast made my mountain to stand strong.”

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