Read Psalms 78:1
The Lord's judgment against disobedience; prayer against enemies; prayer for mercy and restoration
God had chosen
The few remaining faithful Israelites pleaded: Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your Name: and deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Your Name's sake (79:9).
Since the destruction of Jerusalem in A.D. 70, there has been no Temple, no Brazen Altar, no Laver, no Golden Candlestick, no Table of Showbread, no Ark of the Covenant, no Altar of Incense, and no way to scripturally observe the Day of Atonement or any other sacrifice as commanded by God. All of
After Jesus' sacrificial death, all of the Old Testament sacrifices for sins were made obsolete and the old sacrificial system under the Law was destroyed soon after the crucifixion and resurrection of Christ. The blood sacrifices of animals could no longer temporarily atone for (cover) sins. The Holy Spirit led the learned former Pharisee, the Apostle Paul, to confirm that the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered Himself without spot (defect) to God (can), purge (cleanse) your conscience from dead works to serve the living God (Hebrews 9:14).
The sacrifice of Christ on the cross made it possible for both Jews and Gentiles, who recognize themselves as lost sinners, truly repent, and receive Jesus as their Savior, to be forgiven of their sins. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for you are all one in Christ Jesus (Galatians 3:27-28).
78:15 clave = split; 78:34 enquired early = sought diligently; 79:4 derision = ridicule; 80:3 Turn us again = Restore us; 80:8 a vine =
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Memory Verse for the Week: 1 Thessalonians 4:13