1 O Lord my God, in thee do I
Confession & Catechism Explanatory Notes
The Righteous One’s Cry for Righteous Retribution
David composed this psalm because of the words of Cush, the Benjamite. Whether this refers to Saul or one of his followers is uncertain. Charges had been levelled at David which were unfounded and slanderous. So it was with our Lord, in that they hated Him without a cause, and He was reviled and rejected by men.
Such is David’s innocence that he is prepared to stand before God, and have Him to judge his righteousness and integrity. He was even prepared to accept dishonour and persecution if the accusation were true. If we have a conscience void of offence to God and man, we can, with a serene spirit, leave the judgment to God. Because no guile was found in the mouth of Christ, He could, without reserve, commit His Spirit unto God.