1. Answer me when I call, O God of my righteousness.
Our righteousness is of God – Jehovah Tsidkenu . Our righteousness does not consist in our moral action or understanding, but only in God, who acts for us. Our existential triumphs, if any there be, will come as a result of our trust and rest in God; in our waiting for Him in opposition to all the world.
2. You have given me relief when I was in distress.
David knows God experientially. He has trusted God in his trouble and extremity and found Him to be faithful and able.
3. Be gracious to me and hear my prayer.
David is not praying to an abstract or unknown God. He is praying to the God he knows. The God who has revealed himself to David. The God who has already spoken to David. The God…
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