Psalms 86:5

5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.

Psalms 86:5 Meaning and Commentary

Psalms 86:5

For thou, Lord, art good
Essentially and independently good, from whom every good and perfect gift comes; good in himself, and good to others; good to all, in a providential way; and good to his own special people in a way of grace: this is asserted by Christ, ( Matthew 19:17 )

and ready to forgive;
there is forgiveness with him, and it is to be had without difficulty; he has largely provided for it; he is forward unto it, he freely giving it; it is according to the riches of his grace; he does abundantly pardon; no sooner is it asked but it is had; this David knew by experience, ( Psalms 32:5 ) ,

and plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon thee;
in truth, in sincerity, in a right way, through Christ, and faith in him; to such not only the Lord shows himself merciful, but is rich and abundant in mercy; he has a multitude of tender mercies, and abounds in his grace and goodness, and in the donation of it to his people; all which encourage their faith and hope in their petitions to him.

Psalms 86:5 In-Context

3 Be merciful to me, O Lord, for I am calling on you constantly.
4 Give me happiness, O Lord, for I give myself to you.
5 O Lord, you are so good, so ready to forgive, so full of unfailing love for all who ask for your help.
6 Listen closely to my prayer, O LORD ; hear my urgent cry.
7 I will call to you whenever I’m in trouble, and you will answer me.