Psalm 69:4

Tom Harding

This Psalm along with Psalm 22 declares unto us the agonies of the cross of Christ, the redemption that was accomplished at Calvary and the glory that followed. In verse four our Lord declared, "I restored that which I took not away." In Christ and through His redemptive work He restored all that Adam had lost in the fall and ruin of all men and much more (Rom. 5:20). Adam lost the way, truth, and life unto God, Christ Jesus said, "I am the way, the truth and the life (John 14:6)." Christ Jesus satisfied divine justice which He had never offended (Isa. 42:21). He fulfilled the law for us and bore the penalty (Gal. 3:13) which He had never broken. He made complete atonement for sin for which He had never committed (Heb. 2:17). Christ Jesus also brought in everlasting righteousness for His church which He had not taken away (2 Cor. 5:21). He gave us a far better inheritance than that which was lost in Adam (1 Peter 1:4). Isnít this complete restoration?


Tom Harding, Pastor
Zebulon Baptist Church
Pikeville, Ky.

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