Verse of the Day 11-30-22

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I wait for the LORD, my whole being waits,
and in his word I put my hope.
I wait for the Lord
more than watchmen wait for the morning,
more than watchmen wait for the morning. Psalm 130:5-6

The psalmist in these two verses know two things: He sins and God forgives. Stuck between these two conditions, the psalmist waits for a prophet or priest to give him divine pronouncement that he is cleansed. David received this word through Nathan, and Israel received it through Isaiah (for David see 2 Samuel 12:13 and for Israel see Isaiah 40:2). The psalmist now waits for his turn, like a night watchman yearns for the dawn. The repetition makes the reader wait. But the nighttime metaphor contains the promise that the sun always rises. In other words, what we see here is this very simple principal: Hope in adversity anticipates God’s response on the basis of his Word.

Today’s Bible Readings:

Daniel 7, 1 John 1, Psalm 119:153-176 and Proverbs 28:23-24

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