While we can’t be sure when this psalm was written, it was probably after the return of the exiles from Babylonia. Devotions for Women; Great Bible Women; Bible Women; Devotionals on Love; Peace Bible Verses; Bible Doxologies; Biblical Benedictions; Bible Couples. Share to Twitter Share to Facebook Share to Pinterest. Righteousness goes before him. Reflections is based on my personal devotional journals from a daily practice of reading through the Bible chapter by chapter. Reflections on Psalm 85:8-13; 10th Sunday after Pentecost; 8/9/20 The words of this Psalm show what prayer should look like in times of crisis and yet, celebrate the promises of salvation that Christians should base their lives on. Another very helpful little booklet on reading the psalms in personal worship. Psalm 85:1-13 This is a Psalm about God, and it is a Psalm about time-not so much about God's own time, but about God in our time. What we do with those gifts determines what will be harvested. February 19, 2016 by Chris Gribble. Righteousness goes before him and prepares his steps. I need Christ to teach me to love without limits, without expecting anything in return. I am human and therefore subject to all the human inadequacy implied. Main menu. "Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible," by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Augsburg, 1970), 86 pages. People are calling for peace while our country lives in a state of war. Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s revolutionized our world, we are distraught to see that we have forgotten what we were fighting for and racism has still not been dealt with or … Our LORD, you have blessed your land and made all go well for Jacob's descendants. The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, (Advent 2B), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms… Much of the Old Testament is filled with the Israelites' obedience, disobedience, obedience again, disobedience again, etc. My hardest lessons were to find peace, My obvious shortcomings became a mountain of despair, The pit of loneliness allowed no light, By myself I could not find my way, I felt Love’s firm hand on my shoulder, . A Reflection on Psalm 85 "Lord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. Psalm 85:8-10. Father Bob's Reflections Be connected: God / self / world. Of course, none of this is possible without first bowing to Christ. Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. 2 The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Psalms 85:2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Yes, I can promise to do better for my fellow man. . No comments: Post a Comment. In the 85th Psalm the Psalmist is recounting God's favor for His people by bringing them back from captivity. 8-13). God’s grace had been abundant and a source of great joy. Prayer Primer, a Reflection on Psalm 85 I'm looking at this psalm today as a primer on a kind of prayer--a prayer when we want our lives to be different and we admit that we may have had some responsibility in their not being what we would have been, what we want them to be. June 13, 2020 by eileennelson2013 Leave a comment. A Bible Devotion from Psalm 85 The Lord will Give what is Good 8 I will hear what God the LORD will speak, for He will speak peace to His people and to His saints; but let them not turn back to folly. EXEGESIS: THE CONTEXT: This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. . Psalm 85 Advent Day 2 ~ Swords to plowshares ~ Guns to roses. But God always has a better definition for us. In this Psalm the Lord has returned the Israelites to their own land. The Timeless Psalms: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, (Advent 2B), Joan Stott, prayers and meditations based on lectionary Psalms… Psalm 87 . You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. Email This BlogThis! . Main menu. You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people.... Help us again, God of our help;..... Why not help us make a fresh start - a resurrection life? Your heart will be truly aligned with that which you love. Will you be angry with us for ever? Prayer Primer, a Reflection on Psalm 85 I'm looking at this psalm today as a primer on a kind of prayer--a prayer when we want our lives to be different and we admit that we may have had some responsibility in their not being what we would have been, what we want them to be. Such salvation can only come from the God who is present to bless and who comes to deliver. If they disagree we label them as either monsters or idiots. 9 You prepared room for it, and caused it to take deep root, and it filled the land. Psalm 85:9. June 13, 2020 by eileennelson2013 Leave a comment . Where is God in my life right now? The fourth, Psalm 91, is untitled. Email This BlogThis! . . 3 Glorious things are spoken of you, O city of God! [Author’s Note 1] It is difficult to ascertain how these various titles, or lack thereof, affect the interpretation of these psalms. Psalm 119:41-88. . But, do we want to hear what God says? Selah. You set aside all your wrath and turned from your fierce anger. Reflections on Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 for the 2nd Sunday of Advent; 12/6/20; Pastor David Allman ( Log Out /  A prayer for the nation’s welfare: Psalm 85 (1 October 2020) Bible Society's Daily Reflections follow the M'Cheyne Bible reading plan, designed for those who want to read the whole Bible in one year. The LORD gives what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. And nothing appears to the contrary, but that it might be penned then, as well as Ps. As we grow as Christ followers and grow into an understanding of true peace within, perhaps we will see peace beginning to affect the world around us. Psalm 85 - NIV: You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. . Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2017. By David’s time it seems they served in the musical aspect of the temple worship (2 Chronicles 20:19). Psalms 85:3 Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger. The storm may still be swirling around me, but inside I have a peace that no amount of hate can wipe away. A very helpful short book on psalms, especially with 'problem passages.' A Bible devotion from Psalm 87, The Lamb's Book of Life, from Psalm Devotions 3. You, LORD, showed favour to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. . Psalm 85: a Psalm of Light and Protection - WeMystic ... Taken from the greatest and most powerful book of the Bible, the Psalms of the day provide reflection, contact with the divine, and the answers we seek incessantly for the realization of plans and dreams. . Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Pray today that you would be aware of God's presence today as He makes His footsteps your pathway; be sure to thank Him for it, too. Interpreters are generally of the opinion that this psalm was penned after the return of the Jews out of their captivity in Babylon, when they still remained under some tokens of God's displeasure, which they here pray for the removal of. . A very helpful short book on psalms, especially with 'problem passages.' Posts about Psalm 85 written by jcbratt. Thursday, March 20, 2014. Our LORD, you have blessed your land and made all go well for Jacob's descendants. The price of peace paid by the Prince of Peace Monday of the First Week of Advent Dear Friends, These sons of Korah were Levites, from the family of Kohath. Bible Couples; Abraham and Sarah; Adam and Eve; David and … . Skip to primary content. Psalm 85:8–13 REFLECTION Shalom means wholeness, completeness, fullness, balance, as well as peace in the sense of an absence of hostility or brokenness. Psalm 85 To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. When I cannot understand what I am seeing around me, I turn to God’s Words for an anchor of hope, faith and truth to help me through. It means allowing God to take leadership of your life. Skip to primary content. "Reflections on the Psalms," by C. S. Lewis (Harvest Books, 1964), 151 pages. Skip to secondary content. When I am not fighting with God, but allowing Him to be in control, I am at peace. . He gives us the right to be forgiven and thus, included in His family as a cherished child of the King. No comments: Post a Comment. 1 LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. I am not a good enough person, unable to be kind all the time to all people. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. . ... to the writer of this reflection. Psalm 85:9-10, 11-12, 13-14 2 Peter 3:8-14 Mark 1:1-8: Praying Advent Home Page. Reflections on Psalms 85 Psalms 85 (Contemporary English Version) (A psalm by the people of Korah for the music leader.) Show us how much you love us, God! Perhaps if I tend to my relationship with God, He will tend to my peace. 7 Shew us thy mercy, O Lord, and grant us thy salvation. First with our family and friendships, then into our communities and around the world. The first three verses of the Psalm are in the past tense. God loves His people; but He also uses punishment much as we would for our children. "Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent." Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. To restore them to their own land, is to revive, or give them a new life: thus the final restoration of the Jewish people is called by St. Paul, life from the dead. Reflections on Christian Life and Leadership Listening for God's voice through reflection on His Word. 8 I will hear what God the Lord will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly. Those good things don't always just mean more money or things for ourselves, but the whole land increases its yield, and God makes His footsteps our pathway. It tells what a Christian perspective of life should be. You have forgiven the sin and taken away the guilt of your people. Devotional Reflections on Psalm 80 (part 1 of 2) Before reading the passage, grab a pen and paper, find a quiet place, take a few deep breaths and let them out slowly. You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people.... Help us again, God of our help;..... Why not help us make a fresh start - a resurrection life? Thursday, March 20, 2014. 9 Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land. "Psalm 85 is a perfect psalm for this second Sunday of Advent." Psalm 85 – Praying for Revival and Restoration. The Psalmist here correctly knows that it is God alone who they must turn to for mercy and help. Reflections on the Psalms provides insightful commentary on each of the Psalms from the same experienced team of writers that have made Reflections for Daily Prayer so popular. Reflections is based on my personal devotional journals from a daily practice of reading through the Bible chapter by chapter. . February 19, 2016 by Chris Gribble. 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. for Reflection Week 2 Revised Common Lectionary Year B The Prayers that follow are written by the RCL specifically for the Advent Lectionary scripture texts: Isaiah 40:1-11 • Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 2 Peter 3:8-15a • Mark 1:1-8 Image information may be found at the end. A psalm. Psalm 85:8 is a good reminder to us: Let me hear what God the Lord will speak. Remind the Lord, "You have been favorable to us." But for those of us in covenant relationship with him, those who are his sons and daughters, he firmly and regularly disciplines us to conform us to his character. "Psalms: The Prayer Book of the Bible," by Dietrich Bonhoeffer (Augsburg, 1970), 86 pages. 12 Yes, the LORD will give what is good; and our land will yield its increase. It would seem that for some reason God’s hand of blessing has been lifted and the psalmist finds himself crying out for mercy and revival. It’s very different from how we generally define righteousness. We call out, “Be kind, can’t we just be kind”? ... "Reflections on the Psalms," by C. S. Lewis (Harvest Books, 1964), 151 pages. 9 Surely His salvation is near to those who fear Him, that glory may dwell in our land. Our society thinks of righteousness as being so certain of your position that you become arrogant in your thinking. . Although I have seen much beauty, we are currently experiencing frightening violence that should be a wake- up call. Psalm 85:10 … But, why were they in captivity? We want togetherness yet we are farther apart than we ever were before. For the past several weeks, we’ve been reflecting on the Psalms as comfort in time of need, and the need this spring has been comfort and protection from the coronavirus. We cry out for justice and peace while pointing fingers and calling names. HINT: Since there are such a large number of resources on this page (>10,000 links) you might consider beginning with the more recent commentaries that briefly discuss all 150 Psalms - Paul Apple (750 pages), Thomas Constable, David Guzik, Bob Utley.For more devotional thoughts consider Spurgeon's The Treasury of … It starts with a declaration on our part, along with the psalmist, to make God "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." Perhaps all we need is to focus on our personal relationship with God. ( Log Out /  2 Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Pulpit Fiction, plus podcast. Search. . 11 She sent out her boughs to the Sea, and her branches to the River. 1. . . You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. Robb Mc Coy and Eric Fistler, 2017. We are so concerned with our being “right” that we forget to listen to what another is trying to say. A very helpful short book on psalms, especially with 'problem passages.' Darllenwch rhain yn Gymraeg. Reflections of lectionary text, pop culture, current events, etc. My hardest lessons were to find peace, My obvious shortcomings became a mountain of despair, The pit of loneliness allowed no light, By myself I could not find my way, I felt Love’s firm hand on my shoulder, Pointing me towards belonging again. To be in a right relationship, or to be righteous, is a gift extended from God that will continue into eternity. There is also a two minute time for silent prayer featuring the sound of the ocean outside the Abbey of Iona, Scotland. Selah. The Word of God says that it is. Fifty years after the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s revolutionized our world, we are distraught to see that we have forgotten what we were fighting for and racism has still not been dealt with or better, done away with. Landscapes; Flowers; Devotions for Women. Yet, we know that prayer should also be doing some listening, as well. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. If God promises to prepare the way for me, why am I still struggling so much? And righteousness and peace do ‘kiss” – what a beautiful image! I love Psalm 85 for many reasons. . Change ), Turning Junk into Art – Pt 3, A Christmas story. Finally after years of their continually falling into sin, God sent the Babylonians and the Assyrians in to conquer Israel and to carry off most of the people into captivity. Skip to secondary content. . ... Psalm 87 Psalms 1 - 40 Psalms 41 - 84 Psalms 85 - 118 Psalm 119 Psalms 120 - 150 ... linda@devotional-reflections-from-the-Bible.com ©2006-2020 Croft Enterprises. Of the Sons of Korah. A Psalm of the sons of Korah. Did you ever think about how your actions may affect the nation you live in? 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