June 8, 2018
Psalm 130 The Message
Long before Messiah came to earth the Holy Spirit prompted the psalmist to prophesy about the love and redemption God would one day send; first to Israel and then the nations. Because forgiveness is God’s habit, it was destiny for him to make a way to forgive the sins of the world. When God forgives our sin, he truly remembers them no more and keeps no record of having been wronged. We are free to live, move, and having our being in Christ’s love! Meditate on that Truth, today!
Psalm 130 A Pilgrim Song
1-2 Help, God—the bottom has fallen out of my life!
Master, hear my cry for help!
Listen hard! Open your ears!
Listen to my cries for mercy.
If you, God, kept records on wrongdoings,
who would stand a chance?
As it turns out, forgiveness is your habit,
and that’s why you’re worshiped.
I pray to God—my life a prayer—
and wait for what he’ll say and do.
My life’s on the line before God, my Lord,
waiting and watching till morning,
waiting and watching till morning.
O Israel, wait and watch for God—
with God’s arrival comes love,
with God’s arrival comes generous redemption.
No doubt about it—he’ll redeem Israel,
buy back Israel from captivity to sin.
Prayer: Lord, thank you for covering my sin with the blood of Jesus. The freedom from the penalty of sin (death) allows me to love you more completely. Your love motivates my mind, will, and emotions to live for you. In Jesus’ name. Amen.