“Your righteousness is like the great mountains; Your judgements are a great deep; O Lord, You preserve man and beast.” – Psalms 36:6 NKJV
King David sets two tones for this Psalm — one is of bitter hatred and the other one is an embrace of praise. King David frowned on the ways of the wicked but was enamored with God’s love and justice.
The prime highlight of this Psalm is outspoken praise. Despite being surrounded by the wicked and their plots, king David didn’t lose his sight of the majesty of God. His whole-hearted praises led him to the acknowledgement of God’s sovereignty and understanding that the wicked men trying to prosper against him are all under God’s clutch and control.
King David didn’t dedicate any verse to talk about the punishment on his enemies since he realized that men who don’t bear the fear of the Lord are like an abomination and they count as nothing. He leaned deeper into the Lord’s character and embraced His righteousness whole-heartedly in the midst of trials (Psalms 37:7).
This stark contrast drawn here between man’s wickedness and God’s sovereignty shows that God’s presence, provision, and abundance is sufficient for any man joined to Christ. Through fiery trials, our Lord’s face always shines upon us and makes our characters richer.
David’s Lord who never once failed in history speaks His vastness over us today. Leaning on Him, He will keep strengthening you and expecting His goodness, He will keep filling you.