May 19: Righteousness

This week we turn to the Psalms; the worship of Israel is theology wrapped in pure emotions.  Here we can find God’s comfort, warning and the vision of His Messiah.

 Psalm 69:29-31

I am poor and sorrowful; 
let Your salvation, O God, set me up on high. 

I will praise the name of God with a song, 
and will magnify Him with thanksgiving.

This also shall please the Lord better than an ox or bull, which has horns and hooves.

The Hebrew word for “poor” is עָנִי [ani] that means being humble and afflicted*.  It is usually used to reflect the feeling of being repentant, afflicted because of sin.

The Psalmist is pleading for God’s forgiveness and promises to respond in praise.  He knows that this will please God more than any sacrifice, (but did not take away the need for sacrifice).

God’s righteousness is given by His grace through faith and results in praise and worship.

 

PRAY ISRAEL WILL REPENT AND RECEIVE THE SALVATION ONLY AVAILABLE THRUGH THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE – YESHUA.

*See links:

http://www.blueletterbible.org/Bible.cfm?b=Psa&c=69&t=KJV

http://www.khouse.org/pages/mcat/links/

BANIAS, Temple of Pan
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