1 Cor 2:1–5
This passage begs the question – what is the foundation of your faith? The genuine, saving faith of a Christian is founded on the person and work of the Lord Jesus Christ, and also upon the live-giving power of the Holy Spirit — anything less of a foundation is based on worldly wisdom and will not endure.
Psalm 32 speaks about the wonderful joy genuine believers have in knowing that their sins are forgiven by the grace of God. King David, the psalmist, draws from his experience of God’s rich mercy to show the reader that, when conscious of sin in their lives, it is to repent quickly that to behave like a stubborn mule!
What is contained in this psalm transcends anything that could be attributed to the suffering and subsequent triumph of a mortal Israelite king. This psalm is Messianic. It speaks about Jesus Christ — His grievous death on the cross and His subsequent glory. It is the best description of the crucifixion in all the Bible, yet the details are not given to produce pity. This psalm should promote confidence in God’s prophetic Word, confidence in a righteous and victorious Saviour, and confidence to proclaim glorious good news to all the world.
‘…in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures for evermore.’
David has tasted that the LORD is good; he has experienced God’s grace and he delights in His beautiful God — The LORD is his security, his hope, and his great joy! David is satisfied in God. Yet, ultimately, all David’s hope is based on the Holy One who has defeated sin and death, and who is seated at the Father’s right hand side, even Jesus Christ.Thus this psalm calls you to forsake all idols and to find your contentment in Christ alone.