Psalms 130:1


The Bible says in Psalm 130:1-4, “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.[3] If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?[4] But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared.” David was down, but not quite out because he kept turning to the Lord. You will never be all the way out as long as you keep turning to the Lord. Evidently it crossed David’s mind that maybe he was down in life because of his sins. That is always a possibility. We are very sinful, and God is holy. And God does punish sin. And so David says in verse three, “If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand?” This same truth is stated in Romans 6:23, “For the wages of sin is death…” Of course, the rest of Romans 6:23 is “but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.” Thankfully, “there is forgiveness” with God because Jesus suffered for the sins of the world. Sins had to be punished because God is holy. When people understand by the Holy Spirit that they need forgiveness, they will fear God and His wrath. Why else seek forgiveness if you do not have that fear?


The Bible says in 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.” These verses emphasize the importance of waiting on the Lord. There are some things that only God can do. We need wisdom to know which things we should do, and which things we should wait for the Lord to do. Sometimes the Lord is not in as big a hurry as we are. He has eternity. Waiting on the Lord means waiting on His Word. There are many promises in the Word. Put your faith in those promises, and then wait and see what the Lord will do. He promises to answer prayer. He promises to give us the desires of our heart. He promises to make our way prosperous. He promises to give us victory over our enemies. He promises to make all things work out for good. He promises to return and fix everything. But He does those things in His time, not our time. When the Psalmist says on verse six, “My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning,” he means that he is on the lookout for God’s intervention. He knows that God is going to act, but he just does not know when God is going to act. But the believer is always looking and saying: “Maybe today the Lord will answer that prayer of mine. I know it is going to happen, but I just do not know when.”  


The Bible says in 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.” In the age in which we live “Israel” represents all the true believers. Make sure you keep hoping in the Lord. No matter how bad is your situation, the Lord can fix it. Even if your problems are your own fault, He can fix that too because “with the LORD there is mercy, and with him is plenteous redemption.” God is the expert at forgiving. Jesus died for all sins forever. Jesus paid the price. First John 1:7, “…the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin.” That is the reason that we can walk in fellowship with Christ. It is never based upon how good we are. Jesus “shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.” Notice the word “all.” That word is in First John 1:7, and it is also in First John 1:9, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” The wise Christian will confess his or her sins daily sins are never too many nor too great that Jesus will not forgive. That is how powerful is His blood that was shed on Calvary.




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