Psalm 69 V1-5
This is a precious and a Holy Psalm where we hear the words of David and where we find Jesus. This is a Messianic and Prophetic Psalm; we find the Psalm quoted many times in the New Testament.
We find Jesus in this Psalm. We read of his zeal for his father’s house, how Jesus wept, how He was rejected, the truth of His salvation, His broken heart and his last drink, vinegar.
But there is a beautiful sentence in Verse 4 that seemed to whisper to me as I studied the Psalm: –
“then I restored that which I took not away”
Jesus, who never sinned, He was perfect in every way, restoring what He did not take away. Jesus, taking all our sins, yours and mine, and then suffering and dying on the cross for us so that we could be restored, so that our righteous relationship with our Father in heaven could be restored.
And we hear David in Verse 5,
“O God you know my foolishness, and my sins are not hid from thee.”
I don’t know where or when Jesus found you but when He found me, I had been foolish and had sinned. I had made important decisions without going to God. I had chased selfish dreams, only praying when things went wrong. My sins before God. Nothing was hidden. My foolishness before God. Nothing was hidden.
And then Jesus found me and I know the words of the Psalmist, the words that describe what Jesus did for me, to be true,
“then I restored that which I took not away.”
Jesus didn’t sin. I did. Jesus wasn’t foolish. I was. Jesus wasn’t filthy. I was. But Jesus restored me! Jesus died on the cross for me, for my sins, for my filthiness.
Jesus restored me.
I don’t know if you believe that. I don’t know where you are on the journey to and with Jesus. But I know this in my heart, I know it to be true: Jesus restores.
What have you ruined with sin and foolishness?
If you want to know what it means to restore something and what has to be restored in your life, have a look at words that mean the opposite of ‘restored’ – you will find words like broken, damaged, destroyed and hurt.
What is broken, damaged, destroyed and hurt in your life today? Perhaps your dreams, your marriage, your family, your finances, your faith, your hope, your purity, your memory, your health or your life.
In John 5:24 Jesus says:-
“Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life.”
Whatever it is that has been broken, damaged, destroyed or hurt – remember that Jesus restores. He will take you from death unto life. Run to Jesus today. Speak to Him. Pass from death unto life.
Be blessed in Jesus name.