“Sing praise to the LORD, you His godly ones, And give thanks to His holy name.”
Psalm 30:4 NASBS
Christian, as we meditate upon this Psalm for a brief moment, may our hearts break out in adoration and praise. For it is God Who is at work in you, both to will and to work for His Good pleasure. It was Him and Him alone Who called you with a holy calling, Who loved you with an everlasting love, and Who cast His Holy affections upon you. By His mighty power He broke the chains of sin and death in your life and drew you to Himself. So sing praise to the Lord, you His godly ones, and give thanks to His holy name, for you were once dead, but now you have been made alive; you were lost, but now you have been found. More than that, the Psalmist says, “you are His godly ones.” In the divine miracle of regeneration Jesus took your sins upon Himself and imputed His perfect righteousness to your account. You who were once a child of the devil are now an heir with Christ to a kingdom that can never be overthrown. Oh what a blessed state we now find ourselves in.
Again, let us reman upon this subject for just a brief moment longer. We must never forget that God’s grace reaches higher than the highest mountain tops, goes deeper than the deepest oceans, and it was that grace that moved upon our own hearts when we were in a hopeless condition. Christians, we were once rebels against the Most High and haters of all righteousness. In the state of our fallen depravity, whether we knew it or not, we sought to dethrone God and to elevate ourselves into His position. We longed to be like God and to rule our own lives. We were there pinning Jesus to the cross two thousands years ago crying out, “Away with Him, away with Him! Crucify Him!” We have no king but Caesar!”
Yes, we would have killed Jesus with our own hands just as they did two thousand years ago. Sin was woven in the fabric of our nature by birth and was the constitution of who we were. We were dead in sin, lost in our trespasses, children of wrath without hope at all, just waiting to be tread under the wine press of divine wrath. But as the scriptures tell us, “God, being rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in our transgressions, made us alive together with Christ, by grace we have been saved, and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus.” What a blessed evidence is it in favor, that we can now glory in His holy name, sing of His majesty, and give thanks to Him Who holds all creation together by the breath of His word.