1 I love the Lord, because my voice
The Redeemer’s Resurrection-song of Thanksgiving
If this psalm was sung in the upper room, where the cup drunk under the Old Testament dispensation was replaced by the New Testament cup of blessing, then the disciples had now partaken of its contents. As such, they could sing with feeling (v. 13), “I will take the cup of salvation.”
But essentially the psalm speaks of the experience of our Lord, who had fulfilled His covenant vows in their presence, and anticipated His own death. With an acute awareness, He envisages the sorrows of death and the pains of hell laying hold on Him. That is, the wrath and curse of God was to envelope Him and bring Him down to the grave. Yet even then, He could commit His soul and know that it would enter into rest. He entered into His rest, and His people will also enter into it. Their death is precious, for they die in Christ, and therefore they will live with Him. Though David’s experience is stated here, yet Christ also paid His vows in the midst of Jerusalem, and was true to them unto death.