PERFECTING THAT WHICH CONCERNS ME
“The LORD will perfect that which concerneth me: thy mercy, O LORD, endureth for ever: forsake not the works of thine own hands.” Psa. 138:8
The final personal note of this song is reached in the words: Jehovah will perfect that which concerneth me. Matt. 5:48; Jude 24; Phil. 1:6; 3:21; Eph. 5:27; Col. 1:22. It opens with consecration to the sacred duty of praise. This consecration has a threefold aspect. It is personal, and thus is expressed in terms of completeness. "With the whole heart" leaves no room for mixed motive or divided devotion. It has in view the surrounding authorities, "before the gods." As a testimony to the supreme God the singer will praise. It is directed "toward the holy Temple," and so is conscious of the true order of worship as ordained. The reason for praise is next declared to be lovingkindness and truth as already proved. The effect of praise is to reveal God to others who, if they come to know Him, will also praise Him. The final movement tells of the singer's confidence in the future. This is based on Jehovah's knowledge. He sees the lowly, and the haughty cannot escape Him by distance. Therefore the deliverance of the trusting soul from all coming trouble is assured, and his final perfecting also. The song closes with the affirmation of the enduring mercy of Jehovah, and a petition which reveals the singer's need of the continual help of God. See 1 Cor. 1:8; Matt. 5:48; 5:8; Eph. 5:26-27; Jude 24; 1 Thess. 5:23; Col. 1:22; for the goal is 1 Pet. 2:5; Phil. 2:15-16; 2 Pet. 3:14; Rom. 8:29; 1 John 3:2; Phil. 3:21; Rev. 21:5 and then able to worship in spirit and truth John 4:23-24.
For we can't go there now John 6:33, 36; Why? John 8:23; John 13:33; Matt. 5:20; 1 Cor. 6:9; John 7:34; 1 Cor. 15:50; Rev. 21:27.