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Powered by 4 - October 30, 2011

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today's reading.
Psalm 79:1-13    O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins...
Psalms 79

Psalms 79think about it.
When the enemy overcomes Jerusalem, where does the psalmist go for help? What does he see as a hurdle (79:8)? What does he promise in return for God's salvation? How do you need God's salvation (help, rescue) today?

the blog.
As we start Psalm 79 the Israelites are calling out to the Lord. Their situation isn't good. They've gotten out of sync with God and as a result, other nations have come in and defiled God's temple and "laid Jerusalem in ruins" (vs. 1). Then we see these telling words "How long, O Lord? Will you be angry forever? Will your jealousy burn like fire?" (vs. 5).

So what does Psalm 79, and specifically verse 5, show us about God's love and desire to have a relationship with us? Tami W.

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