My dear brothers and sisters in Christ, I greet and bless you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The blessed word that the Lord has given for you today is from the book of Psalms 69:29,” But I am poor and sorrowful; Let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high.”
My Dear Brother and Sister, from the above context we learn that David, was in the most sorrowful state of life, when he wrote this psalm. He says, “But I am poor and sorrowful.” The Psalmist was afflicted very much, but his faith was in God. The poor in spirit and mourners are both blessed by the word of God. This refers to the sufferings of Jesus Himself. No man was ever poorer or more sorrowful than Jesus of Nazareth, yet his cry out of the depths was heard, by His Father, and so he was uplifted to the highest glory. Therefore David, says, “Let thy salvation, O God, set me up on high.” He also comforts us by saying, “For as with your Lord so shall it be with you.” You are trodden down to-day as the mire of the Streets, but you shall ride upon the high places of the earth, even now you, are raised up together, and made to sit together in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus. Since God had considered his sorrow and lifted him up, David says, “I will praise the name of God with a song.” He is, in very truth, “the sweet singer of Israel.” And all the saints join in chorus. “to magnify Him with thanksgiving.” What clear shining we have after the rain. The darkness is past, and the glory light shines forth as the sun. All the honour is rendered unto Jesus, for He alone could deliver us from our enemy the death and therefore, and him only be the praise.
But I am poor and sorrowful, says, David, comparing himself to that of Jesus. For The Messiah himself was poor in a literal sense, as it was foretold he should, be born of poor parents, and brought up in a mean way: and in his public life, having no certain dwelling place, and ministered to by others; and when on the cross, being stripped of his garments; and nothing to eat and drink but gall and vinegar; and nothing to leave for his mother, but commits her to the care of his beloved disciple. This phrase in general denotes the low estate of Christ who was obedient to death; and the character of “sorrowful” well agrees with him, For He was a man of sorrows all his days.
My Dear Brother and Sister, are you going through such kind of sorrow in your life, like David who was running for his life from the hands of his enemies. Or like Jesus who lived in poverty. And was known as the man of sorrow. Are you so grief stricken, because of your financial crisis, joblessness, childlessness, loss in your business. Or is it because of your enemies who are chasing you for various reason. Have you been caught up in criminal case, What is it thats troubling you. Well as prophesy I wish to say that God will lift you up and cause you to sit among the princes. As God exalted David from a poor shepherd boy to that of a king of Israel or like Jesus whom God the Father has made him sit, at the right hand of God Himself. God will exalt you if you remain humble within his Mighty hands. God Bless you.
Prayer: Our loving heavenly Father, we thank You for this blessed day. Dear Lord, we thank You for suffering for us on the cruel cross, in order to make us sit in heavenly places. We also thank You for exalting David, from a shepherd boy to that of a king. Do exalt us also from our poverty stricken state of life and enable us to see good days, according to the days we had been afflicted.