HOLD ON!” Conclusion!

Verse 9, “What profit is there in my blood.” What David is saying: Let not the sword come against me. If spared and pardoned, I will declare thy truth; I will tell to all men what a merciful and gracious Lord I have found. Hear, therefore, O Lord; Psalm 30:10.

Verse 11, “Thou hast turned … my mourning into dancing.” Rather into singing. I have not prayed in vain. Though I deserved to be cut off from the land of the living, yet thou hast spared me, and the remnant of my people. Thou hast taken away my sackcloth, the emblem of my distress and misery, and girded me with gladness.

Verse 12, “To the end that my glory may sing.” The word glory is sometimes taken to signify the liver. Here it is supposed to mean the tongue; why not the heart? My glory before had sung praise to myself; in it I had rested; on it I had presumed my success.

I sent Joab to number the people. Now my glory is going to be given for another purpose; that is, I will give thanks to God, and never be silent. I will confess to the world that all the good, greatness, honour, the wealth, prosperity, and excellence I possess, came from God alone; and that I hold them on his mere good pleasure.

I therefore say, “O Lord my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”

Why? Because, “weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.”       (Some thoughts from Adam Clarke’s Commentary)

Two very important lessons for today:

WEEPING WILL SURELY COME!

But, it will only last for a moment.

JOY IS CERTAIN TO FOLLOW!

As sure as there is day there is night: darkness – light; sunset – sunrise; weeping – joy. God promises joy to the afflicted: Joy in salvation as well as suffering.

So, HOLD ON!

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