15b – …O Lord, they walk in the light of your countenance… As the Lord’s people we move and live in the presence of His glory. Think of 1 John 1, we walk in the light. Psalm 27:4, David’s one desire was to behold the beauty of the Lord. Think of Isaiah’s experience in the throne room in Isaiah 6, and John’s experience in that same location in Revelation 4 and 5. Not only does the Lord’s faithfulness surround Him, but the beauty of His countenance as well. All of the glory we see on a day to day basis is but a pale reflection of Him.
16b – …and by your righteousness they are exalted… I am not exalted by my performance. Not by my service. Not by anything that is of my doing. My exaltation comes from His righteousness. It is solely because of Him that I have any standing before Him at all.
What do you see in this Psalm?