He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire; he set my feet on a rock and gave me a firm place to stand. He put a new song in my mouth, a hymn of praise to our God. Many will see and fear and put their trust in the LORD (Psalm 40:2-3).
The Holy Spirit spoke marvelously through David, causing him to record his own experiences and yet express truths that were beyond his experience. His language grew greater than the event he was trying to describe. The only ultimate fulfillment was to be in those coming days when the Messiah would appear among men in the flesh. Psalm 40 is, in a sense, our Lord’s own autobiography. He Himself tells us why He came to earth, what was accomplished, and what His experiences were.
This is a description of resurrection.
He lifted me out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire or, as the Hebrew has it,
out of the pit of tumult, out of a terrible experience, out of a place of desolation and despair and death.