Psalms 69:16

16 Answer me, Lord, for Your faithful love is good; in keeping with Your great compassion, turn to me.

Psalms 69:16 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 69:16

Hear me, O Lord; for thy lovingkindness [is] good
His lovingkindness to him, not only as his Son, but as Mediator; and which is a love of complacency and delight, and was from eternity, and will be to eternity: and this is "good", as appears by the effects and evidences of it; such as putting all things into his hands, showing him all that he does, concealing and keeping nothing from him, appointing him to be the Saviour of his people, the Head of the church, and the Judge of the world; and this lovingkindness shown to him is a reason why he might expect to be heard by his God and Father; see ( John 17:24 ) ; and the loving kindness of God to his people, and the members of Christ, is also good: it arises from the good will and pleasure of God; it is pleasantly and delightfully good to the saints, who have tasted that the Lord is gracious, and have had his love shed abroad in their hearts; it is profitably good unto them; it has prepared and laid up good things for them, both for time and eternity, even all the blessings of grace and goodness: it has promised good things unto them in covenant, and it gives Christ, and all good things along with him; it has a good influence on the graces of the Spirit, faith, hope, and love, to encourage them; and engages believers to a cheerful obedience to all the divine commands; to which may be added the duration of it, it lasts for ever: and it is so good, that it is better than any temporal good thing without it; it is better than life, and all the comforts of it, ( Psalms 63:3 ) ;

turn unto me, according to the multitude of thy tender mercies;
his divine Father had turned away his face from him, and turned his fury upon him; he had awoke his sword of justice against him, pointed it at him, and thrust it into him; and now, satisfaction being made, he desires he would turn unto him in a way of grace and favour; that he would have respect unto him, and look upon him with his paternal countenance, and in a kind and tender manner, as well pleased with him, and with his righteousness and sacrifice. Of the phrase, "according to the multitude of that tender mercies", (See Gill on Psalms 51:1).

Psalms 69:16 In-Context

14 Rescue me from the miry mud; don't let me sink. Let me be rescued from those who hate me, and from the deep waters.
15 Don't let the floodwaters sweep over me or the deep swallow me up; don't let the Pit close its mouth over me.
16 Answer me, Lord, for Your faithful love is good; in keeping with Your great compassion, turn to me.
17 Don't hide Your face from Your servant, for I am in distress. Answer me quickly!
18 Draw near to me and redeem me; ransom me because of my enemies.
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