Text: “But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by Him shall glory; but the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped.”
Good morning, truth-speaking Christian! Like the author, you have been granted God’s free and Sovereign grace in Salvation; you have been permitted to know the Truth (Christ Jesus), and the Truth has made you and I FREE. Hallelujah! What a rejoicing this is for our regenerate, Bible-believing, hearts! Glory to the Lamb Who is worthy! Thanks be to God!
“Rejoice in the Lord (in Christ Jesus, if you are redeemed by Christ’s sinless Blood!) always: and again I say, Rejoice. Let your moderation be known unto all men. The Lord is at hand.” (Philippians 4:4-5)
Now Reader, let’s just pause for a moment and Scripturally reason this statement out together; take a little time to think it through, and receive the blessing of the Lord’s Word.
You and I have sought the Lord by His free grace alone, we have been convinced of our vile sins by God the Holy Spirit; shown the full and impeccable righteous standard of Jesus Christ, whereby we can gain Heaven; and become completely clear that there will, indeed, be a Divine judgement for all who have sinned, and never been forgiven by our Holy Lord God.
God’s vital truths have been clearly revealed unto us, and by the quickening power of God the Holy Spirit, we have yielded our human will to the Lord God, and received Salvation through the full Atonement Sacrifice of the Lord Jesus Christ at Calvary’s Cross. Being permitted to come to know these Divine truths, THE TRUTH HIMSELF has set us FREE!
If we cannot fully rejoice to know and have this full assurance, then there is something lacking in our soul’s Salvation, and we need to revisit God’s way of being saved.
“Nevertheless I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter (Holy Spirit) will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send Him unto you. AND when He is come, He will reprove the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgement.” (John 16:7-8)
“Jesus saith unto him (Thomas), I am the way, the TRUTH, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.)” (John 14:6)
“And ye shall know the TRUTH, and THE TRUTH (Jesus Christ) shall make you free…if the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” (John 8:32; 36)
Conclusion: If you and I have been ‘quickened’ (made Spiritually alive) to know the TRUTH; the Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and been granted the gift of faith to believe and receive Salvation in Him – how can we refuse to fervently rejoice? Hallelujah! REJOICE!
Being in this manner fully convinced of our Eternal Salvation, found in Jesus Christ and His Sacrifice at the Cross alone – you and I are duty-bound to be very early to share this ‘good news’ - by God’s strength and grace - with as many other lost souls as we possibly can!
“The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life; and he/she that winneth (wins, and continues to try to win) souls is wise.” (Proverbs 11: 30)
Our honest and open rejoicing should, in fact, reveal to others that we have been to see Jesus and received faith, God’s free gift to ‘His people’, to be forgiven of all our sins, and graciously and Eternally SAVED. This is the power of a fully assured testimony of Salvation in Christ!
There can be no SECRET CHRISTIANS! Every Christian has a public duty to serve Christ!
The Truth has not saved us to sit around stuck and silent about it! Never! We are saved to serve the Lord Jesus Christ in the gathering in of His Harvest of elect souls! We are to be conductors of His Gospel message of Salvation to other souls lost in their sins. We must be ambassadors for the Lord Jesus Christ!
“A wicked messenger falleth into mischief: but a faithful ambassador is health.” (Proverbs 13:17)
“Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God. For He (God the Father) hath made Him (God the Son) to be sin for us Who knew no sin; that we (the elect of God) might be made the righteousness of God in Him.” (2 Corinthians 5:20-21)
There is in fact, a most practical purpose for outward evangelical Christian rejoicing: when we rejoice, openly and with full confident assurance of Eternal Salvation in Christ Jesus, the elect who may still be in sins darkness, and yet unawakened to their sin, see our rejoicing; wonder within themselves what we are rejoicing about – and all those whom our Sovereign Lord God has elected to save, shall begin to be ‘quickened’ by God the Spirit, and drawn with the cords of our Father’s love to the Cross of Christ. By our outward and sincere rejoicing, we are seeking to win other precious souls for Christ – God the Holy Spirit does the rest. Glory to His Name! Thanks be to the God of Sovereign grace!
“For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: not of works lest any man/woman should boast.” (Ephesians 2:8-9)
The Lord God always honours His Word when ‘His people’ rejoice outwardly in His truth.
Verse 11. “But the mouth of them that speak lies shall be stopped. And the sooner the better. If shame will not do it, nor fear, nor reason, then let them be stopped with the sexton’s shovel-full of earth; for a liar is a human devil, he is the curse of men, and accursed of God, Who has comprehensively said, ‘All liars shall have their part in the lake which burneth (burns and eternally burns) with fire and brimstone.’ See the difference between the mouth that praises God and the mouth that forges lies: the first shall never be stopped, but shall sing forever; the second shall be made speechless at the bar of God.” (C.H. Spurgeon, Treasury of David, page 277)
Verse 11. “But the king shall rejoice in God; every one that sweareth by Him shall glory. King David, the man after God’s own heart, writing under the Divine inspiration of God the Holy Spirit, prophecies the rejoicing he shall have for all Eternity in Heaven. If you and I, Reader, are today found securely redeemed by the precious, sinless Blood of Jesus, we too can confidently look forward to this same rejoicing for all Eternity with Him in Heaven. Glory, all glory to the Lamb Who is indeed worthy!
Thought: “O God, Thou art my God; early will I seek Thee: my soul thirsteth for Thee…” Early seekers after Christ’s Salvation always find His arms open to receive them. This exposition sets forth Psalm 63: A Psalm for ‘Early-Seekers’