Psalms 31:16

16 Show Your favor to Your servant; save me by Your faithful love.

Psalms 31:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 31:16

Make thy face to shine upon thy servant
In which he prays for the gracious presence of God, the manifestations of himself unto him, the discoveries of his love, the enjoyment of him in Christ, communion with him, the comforts of his Spirit, and joys of his salvation; see ( Numbers 6:25 Numbers 6:26 ) ;

save me for thy mercies' sake;
not for any merit and righteousness of his own, but for the sake of the grace and goodness of the Lord; which is putting salvation, whether temporal or spiritual, upon its right foot and foundation; which is never wrought out by, or is for works of righteousness done by men, but according to the grace and mercy of God.

Psalms 31:16 In-Context

14 But I trust in You, Lord; I say, "You are my God."
15 The course of my life is in Your power; deliver me from the power of my enemies and from my persecutors.
16 Show Your favor to Your servant; save me by Your faithful love.
17 Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol.
18 Let lying lips be quieted; they speak arrogantly against the righteous with pride and contempt.
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