"Blessed is the man who makes the LORD his trust..."
~ Psalm 40:4a
It is a wonderful, beautiful, comforting and hopeful thing to see the continuity, cohesion and completeness of God’s Word. There are three verses from this psalm quoted in the New Testament, in the book of Hebrews, and they are attributed as words of Christ. I am talking specifically about verses 6-8 of Psalm 40 being quoted in Hebrews 10:5-7. In context, the author of Hebrews is here expounding on the once for all sacrifice of Christ for the forgiveness of sins, thereby eliminating any means of justification by perpetual sacrifices prescribed in the law. The law and its feasts and festivals and sacrifices held but “a shadow of the good things to come instead of the true form of these realities.” (Hebrews 10:1)
Jesus, as David’s Greater Son, clearly is the object and fulfillment of this psalm. I encourage you to read and reread this psalm, considering further how Christ and his incarnate experience is evidenced in this psalm. It would be beneficial as well for you to take your own look at Hebrews chapter 10 for additional consideration of Jesus and his accomplishment of salvation.
Praise be to God for sending his Son who “delighted to do his will” (v.8) to the bitter end…death on the cross. “And by that will we have been sanctified through the offering of the body of Jesus Christ once for all.” (Hebrews 10: 10) God has multiplied his wondrous deeds and thoughts toward those who have made the LORD their trust; more than can even be told (v.4-5)! But we must still tell, we must be proclaimers of what our God has done. Read, study, pray, and then go and tell of the LORD your God.