The Holy Spirit inspired introduction to Psalm 30 reads, “A Psalm and Song at the dedication of the house of David.” Then the opening portion of Psalm 30:1 begins, “I will extol thee, O LORD.” For what then did David extol the Lord through this psalm?
Psalm 30:1-3 – “I will extol thee, O LORD; for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to
rejoice over me. O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me. O LORD, thou hast
brought up my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.”
II. For Thy Holiness.
Psalm 30:4 – “Sing unto the LORD, O ye saints of his, and give thanks at the remembrance of his holiness.”
III. For Thy Grace.
Psalm 30:5 – “For his anger endureth but a moment; in his favour is life: weeping may endure for a night,
but joy cometh in the morning.”
IV. For Thy Chastening.
Psalm 30:6-7 – “And in my prosperity I said, I shall never be moved. LORD, by thy favour thou hast made
my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face, and I was troubled.”
V. For Thy Forgiveness.
Psalm 30:8-12 – “I cried to thee, O LORD; and unto the LORD I made supplication. What profit is there in
my blood, when I go down to the pit? Shall the dust praise thee? Shall it declare thy truth? Hear, O LORD,
and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou my helper. Thou hast turned for me my mourning into danc-
ing: thou hast put off my sackcloth, and girded me with gladness; to the end that my glory may sing
praise to thee, and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give thanks unto thee for ever.”
Grace and Mercy of God, Judgment of Our Lord, Forgiveness of Sin