A Short Study of Psalm 35:9
“And my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in His salvation.”
The very soul of the child of God rejoices in Christ Jesus. We rejoice in Him because He is the Christ, the sent One, the Messiah, the Son of God, the eternal Surety of His people.
We rejoice in Him because He is Jesus our Brother Who stands in near relation to us. He is Emmanuel, God with us, our Mediator by Whom we have access to the Father. He is our Saviour Who came to “save His people from their sins” (Matthew 1:21) by His substitutionary death upon the cross.
We rejoice in Him for He is “able to save to the uttermost all that come unto God by Him seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for us.” (Hebrews 7:25)
We rejoice in Him for He has redeemed all of His people to God by His blood. He will preserve us to the end and then present us “faultless before the presence of His glory with joy.” (Jude 1:24)
His Person is all-glorious, His blood is precious, His righteousness is impeccable, His sacrifice was effectual to the redemption and justification of His people, His power to call us to faith in Himself is irresistible, His salvation is everlasting and His grace to eternally preserve us shall never fail. In Him we were blessed with “all spiritual blessings” (Ephesians 1:3) and like Mary of old every believer says, “My spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour” (Luke 1:47). The assembly speaks with one voice through the prophet and says, “I will greatly rejoice in the LORD, my soul shall be joyful in my God; for He hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, He hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.” (Isaiah 61:10)