If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? Psalms 130:3

If thou – shouldest mark iniquities – If thou shouldst set down every deviation in thought, word, and deed from thy holy law; and if thou shouldst call us into judgment for all our infidelities, both of heart and life; O Lord, who could stand? Who could stand such a trial, and who could stand acquitted in the judgment? This is a most solemn saying; and if we had not the doctrine that is in the next verse, who could be saved? C larke’s

But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. Psalms 130:4

But there is forgiveness with thee – Thou canst forgive; mercy belongs to thee, as well as judgment. The doctrine here is the doctrine of St. John: “If any man sin, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous; and he is the propitiation for our sins, and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world.” “Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth; for the Lord hath spoken!” Jesus has died for our sins; therefore God can be just, and yet the justifier of him who believeth in Jesus.  Clarke’s Commentary

Trust God for your day, ….Today

Advertisements