Was reading the Psalter and thought “Oh my goodness, that sounds exactly like what Thomas said in his confession”. Did not see this in the commentaries I quickly scanned. What are your thoughts?
If the Psalms were so natural to him that they just poured out that does say something about him as an individual.
John 20:28 -Thomas said to him, “My Lord and my God!”
Something similar to Psalms 40:5 occurs 20 times in the Psalter. Though the exact construction in English more close matches the references to “My King and my God”.
Psalms 40:5 - Lord my God , You have done many things— Your wonderful works and Your plans for us; none can compare with You. If I were to report and speak of them, they are more than can be told.
Interesting parallel construction here…
Psalms 18:2 - The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
Psalms 5:2 - Pay attention to the sound of my cry, my King and my God , for I pray to You.
Psalms 84:3 - Even a sparrow finds a home, and a swallow, a nest for herself where she places her young— near Your altars, Lord of Hosts, my King and my God .
Psalms 145:1 - I exalt You, my God the King , and praise Your name forever and ever.