Verse 9. The Lord hath heard my supplication. The Holy Spirit had wrought into the Psalmist's mind the confidence that his prayer was heard. This is frequently the privilege of the saints. Praying the prayer of faith, they are often infallibly assured that they have prevailed with God. We read of Luther that, having on one occasion wrestled hard with God in prayer, he came leaping out of his closet crying, "Vicimus, vicimus;" that is, "We have conquered, we have prevailed with God." Assured confidence is no idle dream, for when the Holy Ghost bestows it upon us, we know its reality, and could not doubt it, even though all men should deride our boldness.
The Lord will receive my prayer. Here is past experience used for future encouragement.
He hath, he will. Note this, O believer, and imitate its reasoning.
EXPLANATORY NOTES AND QUAINT SAYINGS
Verse 9. The Lord hath heard my supplication, etc. The psalmist three times expresses his confidence of his prayers being heard and received, which may be either in reference to his having prayed so many times for help, as the apostle Paul did ( 2 Corinthians 12:8 ); and as Christ his antitype did ( Matthew 26:39 Matthew 26:42 Matthew 26:44 ); or to express the certainty of it, the strength of his faith in it, and the exuberance of his joy on account of it. John Gill, D.D., 1697-1771.
HINTS FOR PASTORS AND LAYPERSONS
Verse 9. Past answers the ground of present confidence. He hath, he will.