Thursday, May 21, 2015

Psalm 119:154

Dr. Ronnie Wolfe

For David to ask God to plead his cause there must be a good cause. God would never help a cause that is evil. As a young man, David said, "Is there not a cause?" (I Sam. 17:29), and Moses brought Israel's cause before the LORD (Num. 27:5). If our cause is good and important to the furtherance of God's Gospel and Kingdom, then we can plead with God concerning our cause. Jesus Christ is our advocate (1 John 2:1), so He is in a position to intercede as our High Priest to God the Father in favor of His cause and our cause when our cause is in agreement with God's cause.

He also asked for deliverance. Not only is God our advocate, but he is also our Deliverer. Jesus said in Matt. 6:13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. If we beg God for deliverance, it must be from evil unto good, for He will not intercede in our favor toward evil.

God is able, and many times willing, to deliver us. The ultimate deliverance is threefold:  2 Cor. 1:10 Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

David then begs the Lord to quicken him. Two quickenings are revealed in Scripture. The first is the quickening of the Holy Spirit in our salvation, made alive:  Eph. 2:1 And you hath he quickened, who were dead in trespasses and sins; The other quickening is bringing a servant of God out of his affliction and into the care of the LORD:  Psalm 119:50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened me.

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