“I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.” (Psalm 40:8)
This remarkable testimony of David is actually also a Messianic prophecy, fulfilled completely only in Christ. Only as Messiah could He truly say, “My meat is to do the will of him that sent me” and “I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me”; “The works that I do in my Father’s name, they bear witness of me” (John 4:34; 6:38; 10:25). “Wherefore when he cometh into the world, he saith . . . Lo, I come (in the volume of the book it is written of me,) to do thy will, O God” (Hebrews 10:5, 7).
His heart was attuned perfectly to the will of God because God’s law was written thereon, “not in tables of stone, but in fleshy tables…
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