PSALM 130

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Psalm 130

CONNECTING WITH GOD

 

A REQUEST

Psalm 130:1-2 - Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Lord. [2] Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.

 

A REASSURANCE

Psalm 130:3-4 - If thou, Lord, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? [4] But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.

 

A RESOLUTION

Psalm 130:5-6 - I wait for the Lord, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. [6] My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning.

 

A REMINDER

Psalm 130:7-8 - Let Israel hope in the Lord: for with the Lord there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption. [8] And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.

 

 

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Psalm 130

GROWING IN GRACE

 

2 Peter 3:18 - But grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and for ever. Amen.

 

Psalm 130 gives us three steps for growing in grace.

 

1.     DEPTHS OF DESPAIR Vss. 1-2

2.     DELIVERANCE FROM SIN Vss. 3-4

3.     DEPENDENCE ON GOD Vss. 5-8

 

 

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Psalm 130

WORDS THAT COMFORT

 

There are times when we are overwhelmed with sorrow. This Psalm brings us

comfort.

 

A WORD OF APPEAL - Vss. 1-2

We are reminded that we can call on God when we hurt. He will hear!

 

A WORD OF ADMISSION - Vss. 3-4

We should admit our sins. When we do, there is forgiveness. Psalm 32:5, 1

John 1:9

 

A WORD OF ASSURANCE - Vss. 5-6

We should wait on the Lord for answers, assured that He will answer our

prayers.

 

A WORD OF ADVICE - Vss. 7-8

Like Israel, we should hope in the Lord.

 

 

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"OUT OF THE DEPTHS"

Psalm 130

 

There are times when we all feel low either as a result of our sins or our circumstances. God hears us when we come to Him in these painful times.

 

MY CRY - Unto The Lord Vss. 1-2

 

MY CLEANSING - From The Lord Vss. 3-4

 

MY CONDUCT - Wait On The Lord Vss. 5-6

 

MY CONFIDENCE - Hope In The Lord Vss. 7-8

 

 

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Psalm 130:5-6

THAT WORD

 

There is a word that most of us do not like.

Standing in line at a busy store we encounter that word.

Going to the doctor's office and sitting for hours until we see the doctor, we encounter that word.

When the doctor has to take some tests as we anticipate the results of the tests, we encounter that word.

When we have a conflict with a friend or loved one that is not resolved as quickly as we would like, we encounter that word.

When we pray and God answers in His time, we encounter that word.

"That word" is wait!

We don't like to wait, but it appears that it is one of God's favorite words. See Psalm 27:14, Isaiah 40:31, Psalm 25:3,5, Psalm 62:5, Proverbs 22:20, 1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, and Galatians 5:5

 

In Psalm 130:5-6 we see something about that word, wait.

 

THE WAIT THAT IS SINGULAR - "I wait on the Lord, my soul doth wait..." - We are to wait only on the Lord.

 

THE WAIT THAT IS SCRIPTURAL - "...and in his word do I hope."

 

THE WAIT THAT IS STEADFAST - "My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning." - When we wait for the morning, we are waiting for the sun to rise. When we wait for morning we wait for a sure thing. It always happens. We are to wait in confidence for God more than the person who is watching for the morning. Waiting on God is a surer thing than waiting for the sun to come up!

 

 

 

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