The Psalm 69 study entitled “Turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies” is now available here in this six-part series.
This six part series entitle “Turn unto me according to the multitude of thy tender mercies” is an integral Psalm in regards to Christ’s suffering on the cross, and shows us how we are connected to that cross through suffering, which we endure with and through Christ the hope of glory (Col 1:27) who enables us to endure all things (Php 4:13).
Col 1:27 To whom God would make known what is the riches of the glory of this mystery among the Gentiles; which is Christ in you, the hope of glory:
Php 4:13 I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.
God willing, we will make this most important connection that we are crucified with Christ as it says in Galatians 2:20 and shown tender mercies as Christ was by being able to live by grace and faith which is the means by which all men will be saved (Eph 2:8).
Gal 2:20 I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me.
Eph 2:8 For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:
Christ endured through this life all that he had to endure, carrying his cross and dying daily which is so often referred to in this Psalm, so we could then have a high priest who was not disconnected from our daily trials and much needed tribulation that we are promised to have to endure as His firstfruits (Heb 2:18).
Heb 2:18 For in that he himself hath suffered being tempted, he is able to succour them that are tempted.
This psalm reveals how “as he is so are we in this world” of 1Joh 4:17 is saying we are connected through judgement and stripes to Christ and his body who must needs endure this suffering. There is a great hope that emerges out of this suffering and judgement on the cross as we learn to take refuge on that cross and not trust our own flesh or the flesh of the world to deliver us, but only God (Mat 27:40).
1Jn 4:17 Herein is our love made perfect, that we may have boldness in the day of judgment: because as he is, so are we in this world.
Mat 27:40 And saying, Thou that destroyest the temple, and buildest it in three days, save thyself. If thou be the Son of God, come down from the cross.
This new found life in Christ is one filled with thanks and praise unto God for the predestined wonderful works unto the children of men that we endure as lively stones who are being fashioned and fitly framed together into the temple of God so that all men can be drawn unto the house of the living God where they will learn of His righteousness. This is the joy expressed in type and shadow at the end of the Psalm and very succinctly described by Paul in (Col 1:24).
Col 1:24 Who now rejoice in my sufferings for you, and fill up that which is behind of the afflictions of Christ in my flesh for his body’s sake, which is the church: