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 this read Psalm.
Read: Psalm 130
A Song of Ascents.
1 From the depths of despair, O Lord, I call for your help.
2 Hear my cry, O Lord. Pay attention to my prayer.
3 Lord, if you kept a record of our sins, who, O Lord, could ever survive?
4 But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you.
5 I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word.
6 I long for the Lord more than sentries long for the dawn, yes, more than sentries long for the dawn.
7 O Israel, hope in the Lord; for with the Lord there is unfailing love. His redemption overflows.
8 He himself will redeem Israel from every kind of sin..
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.
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