Alpha & Omega Ministries Apologetics Blog
The Heritage of God's People
01/01/2005 - James WhitePsalm 138:6-8
For though the LORD is exalted,
Yet He regards the lowly,
But the haughty He knows from afar.
Though I walk in the midst of trouble,
You will revive me;
You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies,
And Your right hand will save me.
The LORD will accomplish what concerns me;
Your lovingkindness, O LORD, is everlasting;
Do not forsake the works of Your hands.
Notice: "the haughty He knows from afar" = God is not close to the arrogant; the presence of God humbles.
"You will stretch forth Your hand against the wrath of my enemies" = our enemies will express their wrath, but God sees, and God acts
God's lovingkindness ds,x, is everlasting: chesed is the embodiment in Hebrew of grace, mercy, and faithfulness in Greek.
"Do not forsake the works of Your hands" = only the cry of the heart of the pot that accepts and rejoices in his or her createdness; it takes grace to see yourself as the work of God's hands.