Psalm 130:4-6 – But you offer forgiveness, that we might learn to fear you. I am counting on the Lord; yes, I am counting on him. I have put my hope in his word. I long for the Lord more than sentries for long for the dawn, yes more than sentries long for the dawn.
The Psalmist recognizes that he is a sinner with no way out except for the forgiveness of God. Because of God’s grace the psalmist, who knows he deserves judgement, learns to fear God. The psalmist relies on God and derives his hope from God’s word. In response the psalmist longs greatly for the Lord.
The psalmist laid out the straight Gospel of Jesus that I must remember and believe every day, every decision. God is our creator and a holy God to whom we are accountable. I am a sinner, who turned my back on God and was lost dead in my own sin with no way out on my own. Through His love and mercy, God provided a savior in Jesus in who I place my faith and hope. Every time you hear the Gospel it demands a response! I must never trivialize, get tired or think I am beyond the gospel. I should choose to respond with praise, adoration and reverence for the one true living God. How will you respond?
Thank you for your love, grace and salvation. Let me never get over your gospel and share the hope that it brings to the world. May I continue to follow you and grow in my relationship with you.