Devotional Readings, M'Cheyne Bible Reading Notes

Psalm 31 – Echos in God’s Word

I’ve mentioned before that I have observed various benefits in reading the Bible since I switched to the King James Version a few years ago. One of these is how the translators often use the same word or words in the English of both the new and old Testaments, which helps to make the word of the Lord echo off the pages of the text. Though I am not gifted in memorizing verses, I find having the echos of verses I’ve read come into my mind from various passages is very comforting.

Here are some examples from today’s Psalm.

Ashamed, Righteousness

Psalms 31:1  To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David. In thee, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in thy righteousness.

Rom 1:16  For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

Rom 1:17  For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.

Psa 31:2  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Psa 31:3  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

Rock

Psa 31:2  Bow down thine ear to me; deliver me speedily: be thou my strong rock, for an house of defence to save me.

Psa 31:3  For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name’s sake lead me, and guide me.

See my post from a few days ago….

Psalm 28:1 – My Rock

And lets not miss this direct quotation.

Psalms 31:5  Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O LORD God of truth.

Luke 23:46  And when Jesus had cried with a loud voice, he said, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit: and having said thus, he gave up the ghost.

John Gill writes about this one….

Into thine hand I commit my spirit,…. Either his life, as to a faithful Creator and Preserver, who was the God of his life, gave him it, and upheld his soul in it; or his soul, and the eternal salvation of it, which he committed into the hand of the Lord his Redeemer, where he knew it would be safe, and out of whose hands none can pluck; or this he might say, as apprehensive of immediate death, through the danger he was in; and therefore commits his spirit into the hands of God, to whom he knew it belonged, and to whom it returns at death, and dies not with the body, but exists in a separate state, and would be immediately with him. Our Lord Jesus Christ used the same words when he was expiring on the cross, and seems to have taken them from hence, or to refer to these, Luk 23:46;

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