This Psalm is a lament for Jerusalem. The Psalmist is pleading with God to forgive Israel and to punish the nations that have destroyed Jerusalem and God's temple. His motivation is the glory of God and the reputation of His name among the heathen (9-13).
June 28, 2019
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June 28, 2019
This Psalm is a parable with the purpose of teaching lessons from the past. It was written to remind Israel of their spiritual failures, unbelief, and unfaithfulness and to contrast that with the amazing grace of God. It lays out the importance of passing these lessons from generation to generation in an effort to avoid repeating past failures. Their forefathers had failed to keep God's covenant and refused to live by His instructions. They forgot all that God had done for them. The Psalmist d...
June 29, 2019
In this Psalm of intercession, the Psalmist pleads with God for revival and the restoration of His people. Israel is depicted as a vine which God brought out of Egypt and planted. It wasn't long until the vine flourished and spread. However, due to the sin of Israel, the wall of God's protection collapsed leaving the vine open to attacks from the enemy. Three times the Psalmist prays, "Turn us again." This is always the prayer of God's people preceding revival and restoration. ...