To do Thy pleasure, my God, I have delighted, And Thy law is within my heart.
Psalm 40:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
To do thy will - God willed not the sacrifices under the law, but he willed that a human victim of infinite merit should be offered for the redemption of mankind. That there might be such a victim, a body was prepared for the eternal Logos, and in that body he came to do the will of God; that is, to suffer and die for the sins of the world.
1. Hence we see that the sovereign Will of God is that Jesus should be incarnated; that he should suffer and die; or, in the apostle's words, taste death for every man; that all should believe on him, and be saved from their sins; for this is the Will of God, our sanctification.
2. And as the apostle grounds this on the words of the Psalm, we see that it is the Will of God that that system shall end; for as the essence of it is contained in its sacrifices, and God says he will not have these, and has appointed the Messiah to do his will, i.e., to die for men, hence it necessarily follows, from the psalmist himself, that the introduction of the Messiah into the world is the abolition of the law; and that his sacrifice is that which shall last for ever.
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Psalm 112:1 Praise you the LORD. Blessed is the man that fears the LORD, that delights greatly in his commandments.
Psalm 119:16,24,47,92 I will delight myself in your statutes: I will not forget your word...
Job 23:12 Neither have I gone back from the commandment of his lips; I have esteemed the words of his mouth more than my necessary food.
Jeremiah 15:16 Your words were found, and I did eat them; and your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart: for I am called by your name...
John 4:34 Jesus said to them, My meat is to do the will of him that sent me, and to finish his work.
Romans 7:22 For I delight in the law of God after the inward man:
Romans 8:29 For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son...
Psalm 37:30,31 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment...
Proverbs 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:
Jeremiah 31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, said the LORD...
2 Corinthians 3:3 For as much as you are manifestly declared to be the letter of Christ ministered by us, written not with ink...
within my heart [heb.] in the midst of my bowels
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