Psalm 51:11-12 – The Joy of Thy Salvation

Psalm 51:11-12
11
Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me.
12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

-A very important thing to note here as David prays for God to restore joy and fellowship to him is how he refers to Salvation as “thine” instead of “mine”.  This one small distinction has two large impacts on our lives:  1) It removes any potential for pride to come in with respect to attaining or maintaining salvation.  If it all belongs to the Lord, we can’t take any credit for it.  2) It brings the peace of knowing that we can’t do anything to damage salvation.  As long as the Lord is responsible for it, we can’t mess it up or lose it.  “Salvation is of the Lord” (Jonah 2:9), it is never of the redeemed.

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