Psalms 30:5 – October 10, 2019

Sing praise to the LORD, you faithful; give thanks to his holy memory. Psalms 30:5 NABRE     

Psalm thirty is a psalm in which the author is praising the Lord for being restored by the Lord. If God had not been involved the author is sure it would mean his death. But God does respond and the author believes the Lord God of Israel is greater than any other god. But this psalm was also used when the temple was restored and purified after it was profaned by the Seleucid King Antiochus IV around 146 BC. They would chant at the dedication and after whenever the Feast of Dedication was commemorated. Christians see the resurrection of the dead started by Jesus Christ in this psalm, the restoring of life that have gone down to the dead without salvation prior to Jesus’ death and Christ’s resurrection. Beyond its original purpose this is a psalm that has been used in varying occasions of redemption. The temple redeemed after falling into pagan hands and fallen children of God redeemed by sharing in the resurrection of Christ. The psalm is a prayer consisting of four sections; 1) a promise to praise the Lord for curing the psalmist, 2) an invitation to the faithful to do so also, 3) a detailed account of the man’s illness and of his entreaty and 4) an acknowledgement of the cure to the Lord, promising to praise Him forever. It is a psalm we can praise or sing whenever we are thankful for what God has done in our lives.

Redemption is a consistent theme for God knowing humanity so well. We have good hearts but are weak in remaining pure and virtuous. We sin without planning and require redeeming. This is a characteristic of humanity all through history. God through history always forgives and redeems. We too should always be ready to forgive.

Are you grateful to God for all you have received? Are you eager to forgive those who have hurt you?

We sin without planning and require redeeming. This is a characteristic of humanity all through history. God through history always forgives and redeems. We too should always be ready to forgive. Click To Tweet

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