Have You Stumbled? Made a Mistake? Lost your way? God’s People do!

Psalm 85

Revive Us Again

85:1   LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob.

2   You forgave the iniquity of your people; you covered all their sin. Selah

3   You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger.

4   Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us!

5   Will you be angry with us forever? Will you prolong your anger to all generations?

6   Will you not revive us again, that your people may rejoice in you?

7   Show us your steadfast love, O LORD, and grant us your salvation.

8   Let me hear what God the LORD will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints; but let them not turn back

to folly.

9   Surely his salvation is near to those who fear him, that glory may dwell in our land.

10   Steadfast love and faithfulness meet; righteousness and peace kiss each other.

11   Faithfulness springs up from the ground, and righteousness looks down from the sky.

12   Yes, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its increase.

13   Righteousness will go before him and make his footsteps a way.

If you have erred, don’t make excuses and/or rationalize, but follow Paul’s advice;

Ephesians 5:1–20

Walk in Love

5:1 Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children. 2 And walk in love, as Christ loved us and gave himself up for us, a fragrant offering and sacrifice to God.

3 But sexual immorality and all impurity or covetousness must not even be named among you, as is proper among saints. 4 Let there be no filthiness nor foolish talk nor crude joking, which are out of place, but instead let there be thanksgiving. 5 For you may be sure of this, that everyone who is sexually immoral or impure, or who is covetous (that is, an idolater), has no inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God. 6 Let no one deceive you with empty words, for because of these things the wrath of God comes upon the sons of disobedience. 7 Therefore do not become partners with them; 8 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light 9 (for the fruit of light is found in all that is good and right and true), 10 and try to discern what is pleasing to the Lord. 11 Take no part in the unfruitful works of darkness, but instead expose them. 12 For it is shameful even to speak of the things that they do in secret. 13 But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible, 14 for anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says,

  “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

15 Look carefully then how you walk, not as unwise but as wise, 16 making the best use of the time, because the days are evil. 17 Therefore do not be foolish, but understand what the will of the Lord is. 18 And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit, 19 addressing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody to the Lord with your heart, 20 giving thanks always and for everything to God the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ,

Author: livinginthemastersshadow

Christian, Conservative, Husband, Father, Grandfather, Retired Engineer, Firefighter, Paramedic, Elder in the Church, Hunter, Fisherman and Fisher of men

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