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God’s Promise is the Psalmist’s, Hope

God’s Promise is the Psalmist’s, Hope

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God’s word of promise has given the psalmist hope, and he pleads that God will not forget it. Past experience of the sustaining power of God’s promise is his comfort in the present affliction. Though proud scoffers ridicule his faith, he does not swerve from his adherence to God’s law. Divine ordinances handed down from ancient times are true and sure in spite of all the ridicule of the scoffers. He becomes extremely angry over those who forsake God’s law. God’s statutes form the theme of his songs; they calm his mind and refresh his spirit in this transitory life of trial. The constant recollection of the Lord and all that he has revealed himself to be is the most powerful motive to the observance of his laws. Whatever advantages others may have had which the psalmist did not enjoy, this supreme privilege had been his, viz., the keeping of God’s precepts. More
Smith, James E. The Wisdom Literature and Psalms. Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Co., 1996. Print. Old Testament Survey Series.
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Old Testament & Psalm, Option I Old TestamentGenesis 24:34–38, 42–49, 58–67 Psalm Psalm 45:10–17 or Song of Solomon 2:8–13 or Old Testament & Psalm, Option II Old Testament Zechariah 9:9–12 Psalm Psalm 145:8–14 New Testament Romans 7:15–25a Gospel Matthew 11:16–19, 25–30

Revised Common Lectionary. Bellingham, WA: Faithlife, 2009. Print.