Psalm 17 “Having made known unto us the mystery of his will”

(Our study with Psalm 17 is available here)

There is an appointed time that God determines to reveal the mystery of His will (Eph 1:9), and this particular Psalm is very telling in describing the blindness that we all come out of at first, before God begins to reveal his statutes, precepts and judgements unto the elect first (1Pet 4:17).

Eph 1:9  Having made known unto us the mystery of his will, according to his good pleasure which he hath purposed in himself:

1Pe 4:17  For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God: and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God?

It is those judgements as we discussed in Psalm 16, or the chastening and scourging that every son being received of God must endure (Heb 12:6), that takes away the blindness that has us saying ‘we see’. As we receive and learn God’s statutes, precepts and judgements, we will lean less and less on our own vision and idea of what the truth is, which leaning keeps our minds in darkness and yet governed by the law for the lawless or being a law unto ourselves (Joh 9:41 , 1Tim 1:9 , Rom 2:14).

Heb 12:6  For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth, and scourgeth every son whom he receiveth.

Joh 9:41  Jesus said unto them, If ye were blind, ye should have no sin: but now ye say, We see; therefore your sin remaineth.

1Ti 1:9  Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

Rom 2:14  For when the Gentiles, which have not the law, do by nature the things contained in the law, these, having not the law, are a law unto themselves:

This Psalm joyously concludes by saying “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness”, which is the reward of all those who are granted to not “seek to save his life” in this age by being made to know and fulfill “the mystery of His will” today through Christ (Psa 17:15 , Luk 17:33 , Php 2:13).

Psa 17:15  As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.

Luk 17:33  Whosoever shall seek to save his life shall lose it; and whosoever shall lose his life shall preserve it.

Php 2:13  For it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.

(Our study with Psalm 17 is available here)

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