The Abundance of His Summer GraceMay 1, 2015
Your Armor and ProtectionMay 3, 2015
David lived under the Old Covenant. When things went wrong, people blamed God. They often felt God was angry with them and was punishing them. And sometimes it was God punishing their evil actions. So what does this have to do with finding grace in the Psalms?
“O LORD, do not rebuke me in Your anger, Nor chasten me in Your wrath” (Psalm 6:1 NASB).
We are not under the law which required disobedience be punished. We are under grace because Jesus fulfilled the law, and God punished Jesus on our behalf. “And to wait for his Son from heaven, whom he raised from the dead, even Jesus, which delivered us from the wrath to come” (1 Thessalonians 1:10).
We are no longer under the wrath of God. Jesus took all wrath upon Himself.
We live in the dispensation of grace. “But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed” (Isaiah 53:5). Grace removed the anger and wrath from us. God is never mad at us. We are free from the punishment and wrath of God.