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Songs of Deliverance

Psalm 32 is a marvelous prayer of joy and gratitude for God’s great blessing of forgiveness.  In light of this truth, David says to God in verse 7,

You are my hiding place; You preserve me from trouble; You surround me with songs of deliverance.

God is our refuge from dread of sin and its condemnation.  This is the only time my name is mentioned in the Bible—the Hebrew word for songs is ron, which means “joyful shouts”, “songs of victory.”  Forgiveness is the greatest blessing because it brings the greatest deliverance—the rescue from God’s eternal, terrible judgment on sin.  That is tremendous reason, an everlasting reason to rejoice in song before God!

But while that is true, is that what David is saying here?  Who is it that is doing the singing?  Is it David?  Is it other believers?  I don’t think so—David says to the Lord, “You surround me with songs of deliverance.”  The one who is doing the singing is God (as with Zephaniah 3:17).  Why?  Because, as Micah 7:18 says, “He delights in mercy.”  No wonder David concludes this thought by saying, “Selah”—pause and consider that!  Your heavenly Father not only will forgive you, but He delights in forgiving you.  May that realization of God’s amazing grace cause you to run to Him and join in the singing!

~Pastor Ron

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