“I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing to the name of the LORD, the Most High.”
~ Psalm 7:17
We can and should equally and fully anticipate God’s mercy and God’s judgment (v.9); for both rest squarely on his righteousness (v.11). There is much to highlight in this psalm (E.g. Take note of the parallel of verses 14-16 with James 1:13-15), but I want to focus on verses 8-13.
Here, David declares God as the judge of all peoples, meting out justice to both the righteous and the wicked. He clearly delineates the difference between the two in verse 12. The tipping point is REPENTANCE…a genuine repentance unto salvation, spurred on by a godly sorrow, leaving no regret (2 Cor. 7:10). David had such a salvation in the Redeemer, yet future to him. And we too have such a salvation in the same Redeemer, known to us as Jesus Christ the Righteous (1 John 2:1).