It’s I WILL Wednesday!
I will sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I will sing praise. Psalm 101:1
David begins this Psalm with thanks and adoration to God for His mercy and justice. David expresses his praise to God. His song was filled with gratitude for the unfailing love of God that was available to him at all times.
God’s love is merciful and benevolent. His tenderness and loving kindness causes Him to treat us better than we deserve. Our love is an extension of His love. As 1 John 4:19 says “We love because he first loved us.” Because His love is steadfast–consistent—we can’t help but respond in praise and adoration.
David committed various sins but the love of God was still extended to him. Even when we sin, God’s love chases us. When sin caused a rift between God and man, the steadfast love of God was stretched out to us. He sent His Son! The sacrifice that Jesus made on the cross was the greatest expression of love man could ever know.
Just as God is perfect in love, He is perfect in justice. David messed up! He also had to fess up and deal with the consequences of his sins. Some consequences were hard! Sometimes we get ourselves into situations that cause us pain. Situations that put us on the receiving end of God’s judgments, but that does not stop His love for us. As one commentator says, “When justice pronounces its righteous penalty, mercy may grant relief.” This is another reason we, like David, can celebrate the love and justice that God gives. His justice is always tempered with mercy—with His steadfast love!
Oh, hallelujah! He gives us better than we deserve and far more than we could ask or even think! God’s steadfast love and merciful justice should cause us to break out in songs of praise—even if that song is off key! God’s love and justice walk hand in hand and never misses a beat.
So raise your voice and sing like David! Confess today, “I WILL sing of your love and justice; to you, Lord, I WILL sing praise.” Psalm 101:1