Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | August 31, 2016

“You, Lord, have done it.”

Today’s devotion comes from Psalm chapter 109.  Here is a link to this chapter – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm+109&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“O God of my praise,
Do not be silent!
2 For they have opened the wicked and deceitful mouth against me;
They have spoken against me with a lying tongue.
3 They have also surrounded me with words of hatred,
And fought against me without cause.
4 In return for my love they act as my accusers;
But I am in prayer.
5 Thus they have repaid me evil for good
And hatred for my love.

26 Help me, O Lord my God;
Save me according to Your lovingkindness.
27 And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, Lord, have done it.
28 Let them curse, but You bless;
When they arise, they shall be ashamed,
But Your servant shall be glad.
29 Let my accusers be clothed with dishonor,
And let them cover themselves with their own shame as with a robe.
30 With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.
31 For He stands at the right hand of the needy,
To save him from those who judge his soul.”  Psalm 109:1-5 and 26-31.

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From the conclusion of the last chapter comes the confidence of the Psalmist against his adversaries.

“Through God we will do valiantly,
And it is He who shall tread down our adversaries.”  Psalm 108:13.

And, the confidence in the LORD that He will tread down his adversaries and save him continues in this chapter.

“And let them know that this is Your hand;
You, Lord, have done it.”  Verse 27.

Other doctrine lets others know:  “We have done it.”

But, Reformed Doctrine lets others know:  “The LORD has done it.”

The LORD has done it from His “Unconditional Election” to His “Limited Atonement” to His “Irresistible Grace” to His “Preservation of the Saints”, the “U”, “L”, “I” and “P” of “TULIP”, the Five Points of Calvinism, the Reformed Doctrine of Salvation.

“For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done,
I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.”  Psalm 92:4.

“With my mouth I will give thanks abundantly to the Lord;
And in the midst of many I will praise Him.”  Verse 30.

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