Day 95: Psalm 130-135

Psalm 130:  “I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”

Psalm 131:  “But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child, like a weaned child is my soul within me.”

Psalm 132:  “For the Lord has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place…”

Psalm 133:  “Behold, how good and pleasant it is when brothers dwell in unity!”

Psalm 134:  “Come, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, who stand by night in the house of the Lord!”

Psalm 135:  “Your name, O Lord, endures forever, your renown, O Lord throughout all ages.”

One thought on “Day 95: Psalm 130-135”

  1. Part of Psalm 130 listed above speaks to me: “my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”

    I remember pulling guard duty in the wee hours in Germany one cold night (I don’t remember any “regular nights,” they were all either cold or hot!). I am one who does not like to be disturbed until time to get up once I’ve gone to sleep. So I never cared for guard duty, especially when it was cold. I remember the sounds and the smells (I could smell bread in a bakery in the valley miles away, a rustle you’d never notice in the daylight sounds really loud in the dark!). A watchman yearns for the morning for two major reasons: 1) so he can see better and not be so fooled by shadows and night sounds, and 2) for his shift to end!

    If we truly yearn for God like that, we REALLY yearn for Him . . . and it’s repeated to emphasize just “how” much we truly yearn for Him (His presence, the knowledge, assurance, and comfort thereof, to know Him better, and to serve Him).

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