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August 10, 2017

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Reading along with us in the first 30 chapters of Psalm? Here’s today’s reading:

Psalm 30 (ESV)

I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up
and have not let my foes rejoice over me.
2 O Lord my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.
3 O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol;
you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.
4 Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints,
and give thanks to his holy name.
5 For his anger is but for a moment,
and his favor is for a lifetime.
Weeping may tarry for the night,
but joy comes with the morning.
6 As for me, I said in my prosperity,
“I shall never be moved.”
7 By your favor, O Lord,
you made my mountain stand strong;
you hid your face;
I was dismayed… Continue Reading

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  1. I never understood this until I HAD it! I’m so glad to worship the same God worshiped by David. The one true God. The only God. The God who invited me into the kingdom of heaven when Jesus Christ lay down His life for mine. The God who loved me before I loved Him. The God who now calls me His child, and not because of anything I did or do, but because of what Jesus did for me. JOY is MINE.

    “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy, for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

  2. There is a stark difference between having the favor of God and not having it. Verse 5 and 11 jumped out at me. “For His anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may remain for a night but rejoicing comes in the morning.” And “You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy.”

    It is interesting to consider if the wailing and sackcloth freed God to provide the dancing and the joy. Confession is the path to forgiveness as believers and it is when we humble ourselves before the Lord that He then lifts us up. I do wonder how many dance when they should be wailing….something to consider and discuss…

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