Between My Ears

Dance for Job

The Lord is my strength and my shield; in him my heart trusts, and I am helped; my heart exults, and with my song I give thanks to him.
Psalm 28:7

It is easy to run right by this verse when we read Psalms 28, but there is a gift for us in this verse. The Holy Spirit, through King David, is telling us that we can go ahead and let our hearts “dance for joy1” even before we have received God’s mercy.

The phrase “my heart exults” means “dance for joy.” So, if our hearts trust2 in God3, then we know we will receive God’s mercy. We are not being presumptuous. Instead, if we are in the right relationship with God, then His mercy is reliable. We can rest assured that His mercy will be given to us. So, go ahead, rejoice. Let your heart dance for joy!

1 – Ellicott’s Commentary for English Readers
2 – This is, our hearts trust in the Lord.
3 – That is, we have received God’s great salvation only available through Jesus Christ.

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