February 9, 2020
Here me when I call, O God of my righteousness. There is purity in the word righteousness. This is not man’s interpretation of what is right. This is not majority opinion that shapes the new normal of society and therefore, establishes what is deemed right. This is greater than human court systems and those immaculately trained in laws and legislation. This is God as the standard. It is right no matter how it is examined, explained, or experienced.
So, for the Psalmist to call it his own righteousness means that it has been thoroughly examined by the Highest justice and determination of truth and right.
Thou Hast enlarged me when I was in distress.
Your enemy wants to make you bitter. God wants to make you bigger. Bigger than the emotion to quit is the joy of the Lord that sees growth. Larger than lamentations of pain and immobilizing grief is the love of God that expands your ability to minster and witness to a hurting world. It is the mustard seed principle that grows from a speck in the hand to the largest of hedges on the hill. Notice, he enlarged the Psalmist not when he was on top of the world, or right after some thrilling adventure or achievement; or after a bank increase of money and independence. No, it was while he was in distress. Listen now…