I hope you have enjoyed this week with CS Lewis and the Scriptures. We have looked at many different topics:
1. The Imagination
2. Jesus as God
3. Love in Marriage
Today, let's consider Lewis on the Psalms.
In the Psalms “I find an experience fully God-centerd, asking of God no gift more urgently than His presence, the gift of Himself, joyous to the highest degree, and unmistakably real.”May you enjoy God’s presence as you read the Psalm for this Saturday.
Read: Psalm 130
A Song of Ascents.
1Out of the depths I have cried to you, Yahweh.
2Lord, hear my voice.
Let your ears be attentive to the voice of my petitions.
3If you, Yah, kept a record of sins,
Lord, who could stand?
4But there is forgiveness with you,
therefore you are feared.
5I wait for Yahweh.
My soul waits.
I hope in his word.
6My soul longs for the Lord more than watchmen long for the morning;
more than watchmen for the morning.
7Israel, hope in Yahweh,
for with Yahweh there is loving kindness.
With him is abundant redemption.
8He will redeem Israel from all their sins.
Read that Psalm again …. out loud.
Pay attention to the actions of the writer:
He cries out to the Lord (v.1, 2)
He waits for the Lord (v.5)
He hopes in His word (v.5)
He longs for the Lord (v.6)
Now, pay attention to the actions of the Lord:
He listens (v.2)
He erases our sins (v.3)
He forgives (v.4)
He is loving kindness (v.7)
He redeems (v.7, 8)
Is God calling you to cry out to Him or to stop fretting and wait for Him to do something?
Do you hope in His word? Really? Do you long for Him?
Take time to express gratefulness back to God for His great actions toward you.
Listen to Jeremy Camp – I Wait for the Lord in the Worship Center.
DevoLink: Devotions to help you Link with God.