As I read Psalm 5 this morning, I was overwhelmed with gratitude for the blood of Jesus.
I love that David, thousands of years before the Cross, could come before God with absolute confidence. As a New Covenant believer, I am painfully aware that there is no righteousness in my own effort. And yet here is David setting himself a part from others by his righteousness. Not to mention the other Old Covenant saints that we know managed to be “blameless” before God despite being incapable of blamelessness by nature!
Consider how great the love of God must be, that before His plan for redemption had been finished, He allowed His people to access a grace by faith anyway! For as Hebrews 10 tells us, “it is impossible for the blood of bulls and goats to take away sins.”.
David, not even fully understanding, rested in an identity that was his entirely by faith. In the same way that Abraham and all of the other Father’s of our faith did. Astounding.
With that said, there are three things that are going through my mind as I meditate this passage.
1. How amazing is our God to make a way before the way was even possible? Think about that!
2. We are not so different from the men who paved the path for us.
3. David’s declarations of his enemies being set aside by God... that is still the reality for those who are not the righteousness of God. Yes, it is no longer about behavior, but being apart from Christ is still a death sentence. And it’s devastating. The gospel is as important as ever, Friends.