Verse 5,7. It runs counter to everything that is natural, and, therefore, it is all the more a supernatural grace of the gracious soul. It is also the posture of a patient waiting for the Lord. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. It is also a prayerful posture. Compiled & Edited by BST & Crosswalk Staff, Compiled & Edited by BibleStudyTools Staff, California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. Faith doth ultimately centre in the Deity. "My soul waiteth for the Lord more", etc. There is not a more God honouring grace of the Christian character than patience -- a patient waiting on and for the Lord. As we mentioned earlier it is one of the psalms of trust, and yet it almost begins as a psalm of trouble. --Joseph Caryl. Welcome to the end of the Christian year. Albeit a physician may encourage a sick man by his fair words, yet he cannot give him an assurance of his recovery, for his health depends on God: friends and courtiers may promise poor men relief, but all men are liars; only God is faithful who hath promised. In all your waitings remember two things: Let it not be so much the event which you wait for, as the Lord of the event; the Lord in the event. So Christ expounds it (Mt 12:21), rendering that of the prophet ( Isaiah 42:1-4 ), "The isles shall wait for his law", thus, "In his name shall the Gentiles trust." The promise, simply considered, is not the object of trust, but God in the promise; and from the consideration of that we ascend to the Deity, and cast our anchor there. The word implies both a patient waiting and a hopeful trusting. My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning." The Lord often shuts us up to this waiting for his interposition on our behalf, that he may keep us waiting and watching at the foot of his cross, in earnest, believing, importunate prayer. Get beautiful Bible art delivered to your inbox. Such repetitions are the reverse of vain repetitions. Search. The soul waiting for God, is the soul waiting upon God. And take care that you have a promise underneath you, -- "In his word do I hope", -- else "waiting" will be too much for you, and after all it may be in vain. A word from the Lord is as bread to the soul of the believer; and, refreshed thereby, it holds out through the night of sorrow expecting the dawn of deliverance and delight. Out of the Depths (De Profundis) Psalm 130 Psalm 130 has a long liturgical history, … Prayer can wait when it has a promise to rest upon. We pronounce this a most blessed posture of the believer.  My soul waiteth for the Lord more than they that watch for the morning: I say, more than they that watch for the morning. SermonStudio. I wait for the LORD, etc. It makes the blessing the sweeter when it arrives. Psalm 130 is a psalm about waiting. I wait and I wait -- mark the repetition! What comforteth a sick man in time of sickness, but hope of health? --Stephen Charnock, 1628-1680. We began with the first Sunday in Advent (December 1, 2019), as we anticipated the coming of God in flesh (in Latin, in carne, the root of the word incarnation).First, we looked to the ancient writings of the Jews (using the prophet Isaiah), anticipating the arrival of the anointed one (Messiah in Hebrew).). "My soul waits", and then again, "My soul waits"; to make sure work of the waiting. Wearied with traversing in vain the wide circle of human expedients; coming to the end of all your own wisdom, strength, and resources; your uneasy, jaded spirit is brought into this resting posture of waiting on, and waiting for, the Lord; and thus folds its drooping wings upon the very bosom of God. --Condensed from "Soul Depths and Soul Heights", by Octavius Winslow, 1874. Jehovah's word is a firm ground for a waiting soul to rest upon. An error occurred while accessing favorites. In the first place it is the posture of faith. Verse 5-6. Learn more. or a prisoner, but hope of liberty? But more probably, looking at the place which it occupies, and at the whole tenor of the Psalm, and its line of thought, "The Lord" he waited for so intently was that full sense of safety, peace, and love which God's felt presence gives, and which is, indeed, nothing else but the coming of the Lord most sensibly and palpably into an anxious and longing heart. Get your church set-up with online giving, sermon streaming, and more in under 24 hours. The object of hope is some future good, but the act of hoping is at present good, and that is present pay to bear our charges in waiting. more than watchmenp wait for the morning, more than watchmen wait for the morning.q, Read more This is one of 15 psalms (120-134) that begin with this superscription. Psalms 130:5 Context.
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