There are two factors in this Psalm. One is that God is responsible to bring the Israelites (called Jacob) back from captivity. This man says they are forgiven and God covered all their sins.  However this could only happen officially when Christ died on the cross.  Only then their sin could be covered by His precious blood.
As we go on through this Psalm we have some interesting phrases.  In verse 5 he doesn’t want God’s anger to be forever.  He wants to hear God speaking peace to all His people.  The psalmist wants God’s glory to dwell in their land.
We have that wonderful phrase people quote a lot, “Mercy and Truth have met together, and Righteous and Peace have kissed each other.”
This Psalmist must have been a very spiritual man when he says, “His footsteps our pathways.” It reminds me of I John 2:6 which says, “He abides in Him aught himself also to walk as He walked.”   Is this my attitude and my purpose?
Written by Pastor Curt Darling

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