Sunday, June 30, 2013

Day 181, June 30 - Psalm 85 & 86

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Psalm 85
9 Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land. 10 Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other. 11 Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky. 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase. 13 Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way

Psalm 86

11 Teach me your way, O LORD, that I may walk in your truth; unite my heart to fear your name. 12 I give thanks to you, O Lord my God, with my whole heart, and I will glorify your name forever. 13 For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

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  1. Psalm 85
    2 You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah

    Lamentations 2:14
    [my paraphrase: It is necessary for your iniquity to be exposed so as to release you from captivity.] He has come to set the captives free!

    13-14 How shall I admonish you?
    To what shall I compare you, O daughter of Jerusalem?
    To what shall I liken you as I comfort you,
    O virgin daughter of Zion?
    For your ruin is as vast as the sea;
    Who can heal you?
    Your prophets have seen for you
    False and foolish visions;
    And they have not exposed your iniquity
    So as to restore you from captivity,
    But they have seen for you false and misleading oracles.

    Psalm 85
    6-7 Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you? Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.

    Psalm 86
    9-14 All the nations that you have made will bow in your presence, O Lord. They will honor you. Indeed, you are great, a worker of miracles. You alone are God. Teach me your way, O Lord, so that I may live in your truth. Focus my heart on fearing you. I will give thanks to you with all my heart, O Lord my God. I will honor you forever because your mercy toward me is great. You have rescued me from the depths of hell. O God, arrogant people attack me, and a mob of ruthless people seeks my life. They think nothing of you. But you, O Lord, are a compassionate and merciful God. You are patient, always faithful and ready to forgive.