Do not rejoice over me, my enemy!
Though I have fallen, I will stand up;
though I sit in darkness,
the Lord will be my light.
Because I have sinned against Him,
I must endure the Lord’s rage
until He argues my case
and establishes justice for me.
He will bring me into the light;
I will see His salvation.
What glimpse in the Old Testament Scriptures into the heart of God. Here we get a simple snapshot of God’s plan and His work. This one knows that sin brings the wrath of God against Him. He must endure the Lord’s rage. It is the law of sin and God’s pursuit of justice. Father God necessarily hates sin. However, this penitent sinner knows of a day ahead and places his hope is that day when God Himself will argue his case and establish justice him and many others by His own righteousness and blood. Through Jesus the perfect justice of God is met and His righteousness is fulfilled – on behalf of the sinner! He has argued our case for us. Just as the one here looks forward to this day in which he enters into the light of God’s salvation, we look back on that day when the perfect love of God met His perfect justice on the cross. Father God has argued our case. He has fulfilled the law. He has redeemed us from the sin within us that leads to death. We now walk in the light as He is in the light. The cross of Christ covers all who look to Him in faith. His death, burial and resurrection is the center of all history, a day that divides all time. We have seen His salvation and great is our joy!