My soul waits for the Lord More than the watchmen for the morning; Indeed, more than the watchmen for the morning." Psalms 130:1-8. Don't ever be sorry for that, because that is exactly what we should do when surrounded by obstacles that seem to crush us lower and lower. I read about 4 pastors who were arguing over different Bible translations. The Psalmist is calling to God out of the depths. Last week we looked at Psalm 129 which was all about persevering through pain. In Matthew 24:35, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” 3 If thou, LORD, shouldest mark iniquities, O Lord, who shall stand? 3 If you, O LORD, kept a record of sins, O Lord, who could stand? Daily Devotional: Psalms 130:1-8. She translated each page of the Bible into life. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O LORD; 2 O Lord, hear my voice. Psalm 130 is one of the most encouraging and compelling Psalms regarding our true estate before God and the perfect redemption that He alone provides. The message of the Gospel to everyone is: Hope in the Lord! Pray today that you would hope in the Lord and experience His steadfast love and plentiful redemption. The Psalmist is calling to God out of the depths. Knowing this, the Psalmist waits for the Lord more than the watchman waits for the morning. Robert Fudge 10/19/15 - Devotionals. A third man preferred a translation called the Moffatt translation because of its quaint, penetrating use of words. The application of the Bible in our lives should be obvious to others. Another said he preferred the American Standard Bible for its literal treatment of the text. One said he preferred the King James Version because of its beautiful, eloquent English. 2 O Lord, hear my voice!Let your ears be attentiveto the voice of my pleas for mercy!3 If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,O Lord, who could stand?4 But with you there is forgiveness,that you may be feared.5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,and in his word I hope;6 my soul waits for the Lordmore than watchmen for the morning,more than watchmen for the morning.7 O Israel, hope in the Lord!For with the Lord there is steadfast love,and with him is plentiful redemption.8 And he will redeem Israelfrom all his iniquities.The 130th Psalm, NKJV. Psalm 130:5 I wait for the Lord, my soul does wait,And in His word do I hope. In Matthew 24:35, Jesus said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away.” God’s Word cannot fail, which is why we can place our hope in the promises He’s made. 1 Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord! 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Psalm 130:5: “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, / And in His word I do hope.” November 10th, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. Let your ears be attentive to my cry for mercy. Next: Psalm 131 - Too Great and Marvelous. The Psalmist is calling to God out of the depths. Don't you find that we are more often likely to cry out to God when we are laid low than when everything is great and we seem to be living on the mountain top? A devotional meditation on Psalm 130 1 Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O LORD. Psalms 130:5-6 ""I wait for the LORD, my soul does wait, And in His word do I hope. 4 But there is forgiveness with thee, that thou mayest be feared. 4 But with you there is forgiveness; therefore you are feared. As he continued on his journey, his library grew smaller and smaller, until he had only one book left—his Bible. Don't ever be sorry for that, because that is exactly what we should do when surrounded by obstacles that seem to crush us lower and lower. No, the Psalmist says that if the Lord should mark iniquities who could stand? After giving the issue further thought, the fourth pastor said, “I have personally always preferred my mother’s translation.” When the other pastors chuckled, he responded, “Yes, she translated it. There is no other help available; no one else has the power and love to pull us out from the depths. Psalm 130 is one of the most encouraging and compelling Psalms regarding our true estate before God and the perfect redemption that He alone provides. Wise is the man, woman, or child who discovers this truth about God’s Word and devotes their lives to studying it. For with the Lord there is steadfast love, and with Him is plentiful redemption. It is the most convincing translation I ever saw.”, “LORD, we wait for You, and in Your Word we have placed our trust this day.”, Psalm 130:5: “I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, / And in His word I do hope.”. 5 I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope. David, the shepherd king of Israel, gives the most beautiful and complete exhortation to bless the Lord for His grace and mercy, as he catalogues many unfathomable truths, … Devotionals. I will never understand that, but I am so incredibly thankful to God for the complete redemption He provides, and the daily help to get through the circumstances of life. Why does God do this; is it because we are more worthy than others? 2 Lord, hear my voice: let thine ears be attentive to the voice of my supplications. Hope means an expectation of coming good, so we can expect good things from the Lord. The psalmist is crying out to the Lord from a place of deep pain and distress. When the famous, Scottish, missionary physician, David Livingstone, started his trek across Africa in the middle 1850s, he had 73 books in 3 packs, weighing 180 pounds.