16/08/2017: Psalm 130 | “Full Redemption” | Richard Ashton
PSALM 130 (HCSB)
A song of ascents.
1 Out of the depths I call to You, LORD!
2 Lord, listen to my voice; let Your ears be attentive to my cry for help.
3 LORD, if You considered sins, Lord, who could stand?
4 But with You there is forgiveness, so that You may be revered.
5 I wait for the LORD; I wait, and put my hope in His word.
6 I wait for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning—more than watchmen for the morning.
7 Israel put your hope in the LORD. For there is faithful love with the LORD, and with Him is redemption in abundance.
8 And He will redeem Israel from all its sins.
PSALM 130 (ICC)
Out of the depths I cry unto Thee, YAHWEH.
O hearken to my voice, ADONAI; let Thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications.
If iniquities Thou shouldest mark, Yah, who could stand?
For with Thee, ADONAI is pardon; that (Thy Law) may be revered.
I wait on YAHWEH; my soul doth wait; for His word I hope;
My soul for ADONAI, from morning watch to morning watch.
For with YAHWEH is kindness, and plenteous with Him is ransom:
Inasmuch as He ransoms Israel out of all his iniquities.
Hebrew names of God
Yahweh, also translated “Jehovah,” is the covenant name God used to invite Israel into relationship. That Yahweh is God’s covenant name is all the more significant when you realize it expresses His self-existence, “I am who I am,” like no other title.
Jehovah Jireh – your provider
Jehovah Rapha – the Lord that heals
Jehovah Shalom – the Lord of Peace
Jehovah Shammah – God is there.
When Israel was in rebellion and captivity, God assured them He was with them.
Regardless of what we are going through, or what we are heading into, we can take comfort knowing that God is already there. God steps out of eternity into time into the time that we need Him.
(Heb. 11:6, KJV). “Without faith it is impossible to please him: for him that cometh to God must believe that he is and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him”
God never disconnects Himself from His children. See for yourself. Read Psalm 139:7-10; notice all the places God accompanies us:
Florence Littauer (Author, Public Speaker) puts it this way;
Jeremiah 29:11 has been a stream in the desert for God’s people over the centuries. Relish the words in the Holman version:
“‘For I know the plans I have for you’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘plans for your welfare, not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.’ ”
(Psalm 130:6) “I wait for the LORD more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”
The Hebrew words translated “wait” (qawah) and “hope” (yahal) in Psalm 130 both includes the indivisible element of expectation. Likewise, the Greek term translated “hope” (elpis) loses all meaning without anxious expectation.
We need not shrink back from God to soften His hard blows. God never comes to a truly repentant child with anger. He comes with unbridled affection. You see, we may have failed God but He will never fail us,
(Ps. 130:7, NIV) “For with the LORD is unfailing love” – this should become part of our life’s entire message which we should share at every possible opportunity, what it has come to mean to me as long as we live.
Do you know that He has redeemed you from all your sins? You can!
There is forgiveness with the Lord!
(Luke 1:78) When Jesus, the Sunrise from on high, visits us with God’s tender mercy, we will know the joy unspeakable that comes from having His abundant redemption applied to our soul. Our Record of Sin has been destroyed!
Our sins and lawless deeds He remembers no more!
So, let the redeemed of the Lord say so!
Let’s Fear Him! Love Him! Praise Him