1 Ye righteous, in the Lord rejoice;
Forgiven ones Adore the Lord in His Counsels and Ways
God’s word and works are the subjects of the psalmist’s meditation. His works and providence proceed from His will expressed by His Word. In the beginning was the Word, and from that glorious statement all things materialised. When God said, “Let there be light,” there was. One has written that His work is consonant with His Word.
Throughout the psalm, God’s work of creation, His government of nations and His special preservation of His people, are the wondering consideration of the writer. God’s Word shall not return unto Him void, for the Lord spake the Word, and shall it not come to pass? No wonder the composer wanted to sing a new song (and this psalm is the new song), for he rejoices that the Word of the Lord is right, and all His works are done in truth. The Word is Christ Himself, in whom God has laid all His purposes and works. We have therefore this assurance, that because Christ has all power in heaven and earth, then His work shall be accomplished. Did He not pray that He had finished the work the Father gave Him to do?