May those who love your salvation say evermore, “God is great!”


Psalm 70 is our read-through-the-Bible passage for March 24 (posted a day late).

 John Piper uses this Scripture in a Taste and See article:

God commands us to delight in him.

  • Psalm 37:4, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart.”
  • Philippians 4:4, “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, Rejoice.”
  • Romans 5:2, “Through him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.”
  • Psalm 43:4, “Then I will go to the altar of God, to God my exceeding joy.”
  • Psalm 70:4“May all who seek you rejoice and be glad in you! May those who love your salvation say evermore, ‘God is great!’”
  • Psalm 63:3, “Because your steadfast love is better than life, my lips will praise you.”

Note: Those last two texts show something crucial.

  • One says that when you love God’s salvation you don’t say mainly, “God’s salvation is great!” You say, “God is great!”
  • And when you experience the steadfast love of the Lord, you don’t mainly say, “My lips will praise your steadfast love.” You mainly say, “My lips will praise you!”

In other words, in all these texts the command is to delight in God himself, and all other blessings we enjoy should lead us to God himself as our final and fullest satisfaction.

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