Friday, February 2, 2018

Comment on a Psalm

Psalm 69

Here are two things to note about this Psalm.

It starts out dark. Life is not going well for the psalmist, and he acknowledges that before God. Again, we see the honesty of the Psalms. But also note that the Psalm ends on a very optimistic note, the note of praise. It does not appear that anything has changed in the writer's situation. Life is still hard. He is still in pain. And yet, he knows how it will all end up. And so he praises his God.