Daily Bible Verse - Psalm 119:58 | Psalm 119:58 I entreated … | Flickr

I entreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to Jesus. The Treasury of David describes this verse best and I cannot add any more to it.

 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart. A fully assured possession of God does not set aside prayer, but rather urges us to it; he who knows God to be his God will seek his face, longing for his presence. Seeking God’s presence is the idea conveyed by the marginal reading, “thy face,” and this is true to the Hebrew. The presence of God is the highest form of his favour, and therefore it is the most urgent desire of gracious souls: the light of his countenance gives us an antepast of heaven. O that we always enjoyed it! The good man entreated God’s smile as one who begged for his life, and the entire strength of his desire went with the entreaty. Such eager pleadings are sure of success; that which comes from our heart will certainly go to God’s heart. The whole of God’s favours are ready for those who seek them with their whole hearts.

Do we seek God’s smile in like manner? Jesus Christ, our Saviour, desires that we seek Him with the same devotion as David. David knew he was a sinner and pleaded for God’s mercy! Praise the Lord that God’s mercy is extended to all us sinners through His Son’s sacrifice on the cross! How thankful we should be that the penalty has been paid and we can enjoy God’s promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ! It is truly a gift!

Rom 6:23  For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

What a gift indeed. It reminded me of the beautiful hymn, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms – the lyrics are below. Sing it and let it sink into your heart 🙂 Leaning on the Lord’s arms brings to mind a child nestled on a parent’s lap during a thunder storm. That child feels secure despite the storm.

What a fellowship, what a joy divine
Leaning on the everlasting arms
What a blessedness, what a peace is mine
Leaning on the everlasting arms

Leaning, leaning
Safe and secure from all alarms
Leaning, leaning
Leaning on the everlasting arms

What have I to dread, what have I to fear
Leaning on the everlasting arms?
I have blessed peace with my Lord so near
Leaning on the everlasting arms

Leaning, leaning
Safe and secure from all alarms
Leaning, leaning
Leaning on the everlasting arms