But I am poor and sorrowful: let your salvation, O God, set me up on high.…
Psalm 69:29-36. The psalm closes with
Joyful hopes and vows of thanksgiving for salvation. These consequences flow from his confidence in God's salvation.
I. HIS OWN PERSONAL GRATITUDE AND SERVICE.
1. The thanksgiving of a grateful heart will show itself in song and service. (Ver. 30.)
2. Spiritual service is more acceptable to God than ceremonial. (Ver. 31.)
II. HIS SALVATION WILL STRENGTHEN THE FAITH OF ALL RIGHTEOUS SUFFERERS. (Vers. 32, 33.)
1. The humble, the afflicted, will see in it the pledge of their own deliverance. (Ver. 32.) God will make a difference between all the righteous and the wicked.
2. The experience of the righteous warrants the utmost trust in God. (Ver. 33.) "For the Lord heareth the poor, and despiseth not his prisoners." That is a truth of experience as well as of faith and hope.
III. ZION AND THE CITIES OF JUDAH SHALL BE REBUILT. The revelations of God to his own experience gave him the hope of a wide and general deliverance; and in the distinction made by God between him and his enemies, security for the victory of the whole Church of God. He calls upon the heavens, the earth, and seas to praise God on this account (vers. 34-36). - S.
Parallel VersesKJV: But I am poor and sorrowful: let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.