Psalm 30

Psalm 30  •  1 min. read  •  grade level: 7
This may be read as the praise of the risen Jesus celebrating Him who has now redeemed Him from death. He calls on the saints, as it were, to help Him in this praise, and He rehearses something of His experience, and of His cry, when under the fear of death (Heb. 5:77Who in the days of his flesh, when he had offered up prayers and supplications with strong crying and tears unto him that was able to save him from death, and was heard in that he feared; (Hebrews 5:7)), and then resumes His praise, showing that the resurrection had unsealed His lips or awakened His glory. (See also Psa. 116.)
But the resurrection of the Lord is in one character of it a pledge of the coming deliverance of His Israel, and thus of the resurrection of the nation. This is to be remembered when reading this Psalm.
NOTE—Connection may be discovered between Psalm 28; 29, and 30. Psalm 28—The godly cry to be delivered from death, or the power of the pit. Psalm 29—The Lord answers, as with an earthquake, delivering the prisoner. (Matt. 28:22And, behold, there was a great earthquake: for the angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it. (Matthew 28:2), Rev. 6; 11; 16; see also Psa. 18:77Then the earth shook and trembled; the foundations also of the hills moved and were shaken, because he was wroth. (Psalm 18:7).) Psalm 30—The delivered one owns this with praise—that as God had now broken His silence with such a voice of power, so would His ransomed break theirs with a voice of praise. (Compare Psa. 28:11<<A Psalm of David.>> Unto thee will I cry, O Lord my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. (Psalm 28:1), with 30:12.)