It is appropriate to be afraid in the presence of Godly power. 1. The Paperback Bible. The culture went south again. 6 Won’t you revive us again, God tells us the process. This makes us realize that there needs to be change. If we pay attention to God, faithful love and truth will come together in our lives. 13 Righteousness goes before him, Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. One can look at the structure of this psalm and see that it divides nicely into four parts, or like four stanzas in a song. What is going doing during all this time? This is the first stanza, a reminder of God’s work in the past: So Israel and Yahweh had “made up.” Exile was over. There is a way to restore things in our lives. You want to seek His purposes. Psalm 85, 2 Das Buch der Psalmen Kapitel: 85, Vers: 2 Psalm 85, 1 Psalm 85, 3. ), Mounce’s Complete Expository Dictionary of Old and New Testament Words (Grand Rapids:  Zondervan, 2006), Renn, Stephen D., Expository Dictionary of Biblical Words: Word Studies for Key English Bible Words Based on the Hebrew and Greek Texts (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, Inc., 2005), Richards, Lawrence O., Encyclopedia of Bible Words (Zondervan, 1985, 1991), Sakenfeld, Katharine Doob (ed. Psalm 85:8-13 New International Version (NIV) 8 I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants— but let them not turn to folly. Sermon – Psalm 85 – Restore Us Again. Psalm 85 invites us metaphorically to walk along that path and to experience the realities which accompany God on the way. You brought good times back to Jacob! To fear (yare) God can mean to be frightened, as Moses was at the burning bush (Exodus 3:6) and the Israelites were at Mount Sinai (Deuteronomy 5:5). At the heart of the universe is a love without limits, a love so great it refuses to be limited by what we deserve. For the Chief Musician. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. 1 D. A. Carson, “Editorial: The Underbelly of Revival? Iniquity is the stronger of the two words. 4. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 754 sermons: SORT. Now waiting doesn’t mean I am doing nothing. There is much talk about revival, but this morning I want us to take some time and analyze what is involved in it. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! . This could be a plea that: “God” (Hebrew: elohim). Keyword: Filter: P1 | Page 4 | Found: 786 sermons: SORT. Revival - America's Only Hope. However, salvation is tied to God’s love (85:7).3. But for God to show us the good way to live – the way that benefits us, we need to listen to God and His instruction (Psalm 85:8). Psalm 85:12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. That means that out of God’s grace, He will speak truth to us. Anderson, A.A., The New Century Bible Commentary: Psalms 73-150 (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1972), Broyles, Craig C., New International Biblical Commentary: Psalms (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1999, Brueggemann, Walter, The Message of the Psalms A Theological Commentary (Minneapolis: Augsburg Press, 1984), Clifford, Richard J., Abingdon Old Testament Commentaries: Psalms 73-150 (Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2003), DeClaisse-Walford, Nancy; Jacobson, Rolf A.; Tanner, Beth Laneel, The New International Commentary on the Old Testament:  The Book of Psalms (Grand Rapids:  Wm. Psalms 85:6 . Duncan Campbell | Duncan Campbell. The place has changed. Here scripture teaches us several important things about revival: 1) The MEANING of revival: The Hebrew word translated "revive" here means "bring to life" again. (General Editor), New International Dictionary of Old Testament Theology & Exegesis, 5 vol., (Grand Rapids: Zondervan, 1997), All Rights Reserved | © 1997-2020 Richard Niell Donovan, God would turn (change) Israel so he could justify saving them, or. The Day of Restoration in Scripture Psalm 85 by Pastor Clinton Macomber . and Kahane, Ahuvia, The Oxford English-Hebrew Dictionary (Oxford University Press, 1998), Fohrer, Georg, Hebrew & Aramaic Dictionary of the Old Testament (SCM Press, 2012), Freedman, David Noel (ed. It will be no small matter when they are once again drawn inside God’s circle, where they desperately want to be. But Israel’s hold on the land and their prosperity waxed and waned with their faithfulness or lack thereof to their responsibilities under the covenant––to honor Yahweh and to obey his commandments. In 1 Chronicles 15:21, that word is used for musicians using lyres (a stringed instrument, somewhat like a harp) to lead a considerable gathering of singers and musicians. All Videos PDFs. You want God to show Himself. But, as noted in the context above, Israel still needs forgiveness and restoration. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! The key word in verses 10–13, repeated three times, is “righteous –ness.” The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. They are pictured here like dancing couples. I have to wait upon God. We will see an increase in God’s favor. This verse mentions four great Old Testament virtues as if they were four people, meeting together (pagas) and embracing each other (nasaq) as Godly agents of one mind––in one accord: “Truth (Hebrew: ’emet) springs out of the earth. Sermon – Psalm 85 – Restore Us Again. Here, we remember that the past was great, but now the culture has changed. The church sees an increase (Psalm 85:11), “Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven.” (Psalm 85:11, HCSB). Read. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. America….never witnessed a time in America when we as. This psalm was written by the “Sons of Korah,” which sounds like a modern-day music group. Bridesmaids go ahead of the bride to prepare people for her coming. The answer is: more grace! The Comfort Zone-- Mark 1:1-8, 2 Peter 3:8-15a, Isaiah 40:1-11, Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13-- Carter Shelley, Stephen P. McCutchan, George L. Murphy, Chris Ewing, Carlos Wilton, George Reed-- Second Sunday of Advent - B-- 2005 (Originally published December 4, 2005) Free Access. He will make the land yield crops. It was a new day. Jesus prayed for unity in the church – the same unity that God the Father had with Jesus. When the psalmist says that Yahweh will give that which is good, it would seem that he is anticipating a revisiting of that harmonious and fruitful time. That God would restore Israel to an earlier state, where she was in a right relationship with Yahweh, and thus fit for salvation. And nothing appears to the contrary, but that it might be penned then, as well as Ps. This month we have been looking at the Book of Psalms. The Paperback Bible. Interpreters are generally of the opinion that this psalm was penned after the return of the Jews out of their captivity in Babylon, when they still remained under some tokens of God's displeasure, which they here pray for the removal of. Psalm 85 is the 85th psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version: "L ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land". God prepares the church for the next step of the journey (Psalm 85:13), “Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.” (Psalm 85:13, HCSB), “A man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way.” (Psalm 37:23, HCSB). The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. When a person expresses concern that suffering might go on forever, it often indicates that he/she has endured suffering for what seems like forever. That would account for the plea  for mercy in verses 4-7. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. L ord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Peter tells the people to repent, to turn back so that sins will be forgiven and seasons of refreshing may come. We pray for God to restore our hearts to desire Him. This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. Pastor Robert Vradenburgh . The first is “flared nostrils,” which can be a sign of intense anger––the kind of anger that could lead to violence. Verse 2 speaks of Yahweh forgiving Israel’s iniquity and sin. While Carson is talking about the under-40 crowd of pastors who dismiss these kinds of meetings, I want us to realize revival is not just an evangelistic meeting. ◄ Psalm 85:10 ► Loving devotion and truth have joined together; righteousness and peace have kissed. Their neighbors were hostile, so that their first order of business had to be building walls for protection. But revival involves more than that. “I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, for he will speak peace (shalom) to his people” (v. 8a). “Selah” (v. 2b). Psalm 85:1-13 REVIVE US AGAIN. Israel was an agricultural economy, and poverty or prosperity was determined by the harvest. "There … Psalm 85 Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor. You took away Your people’s guilt; You covered all their sin. Elsewhere, the psalmist uses hasid to mean faithful people whom the Lord has set apart for himself (Psalm 4:3; 86:2). All Videos PDFs. The psalmist is asking God to restore them to life once again––to make them whole––to end their marginality and suffering. Five Reflections on Various Failures in the Young, Restless, and Reformed Movement,” Themelios 39, no. Just like the people of Israel, we have seen God work. This leads us to the next stanza – my present. 3. We are to have that working waiting until He comes. “Turn (Hebrew: sub) us, God (Hebrew: elohim) of our salvation” (v. 4a). So in this verse, the name Jacob is a proxy for Israel and its people. Psalm 85:10. You know full well that God doesn’t intend for us to just sit here in the church, maybe have a picnic or two or just enjoy being together until Jesus comes again, but we are to wait for His return. The best definition of a revival is in Acts. Read verse in New International Version Bellinger, Jr., Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009. “God saw everything that he had made, and, behold, it was very good” (tob) (Genesis 1:31). Please also opt me in for Exclusive Offers from Patheos’s Partners, Psalm 67:1-7 God's Blessings That He Gives Me, "i really gain a lot of insight on how to defend marriage. Psalm 85 was written by an unnamed son of Korah, who had a real heart for Israel, and an understanding of God's plans and purposes for His chosen nation. The favour of God is the fountain of happiness to nations, as well as to particular persons. Revive Us Again - by Duncan Campbell 1. Alexander Maclaren noted, “The book of Nehemiah supplies precisely such a background as fits the psalm. That’s what the psalmist is describing here, but metaphorically. Truth comes up and righteousness (right living) comes down (Psalm 85:10-11). Psalm 85 is about new beginnings that only God can give. To the leader. The question then arises, “Will this continue forever? What a great God that He would have mercy upon His people even in the midst of their sin and wickedness. Selah You withdrew all Your fury; You turned from Your burning anger.” (Psalm 85:1–3, HCSB), The first stanza of the hymn encourages us to look back at the past and to remember the mercies of God. “Therefore repent and turn back, so that your sins may be wiped out, that seasons of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord,” (Acts 3:19, HCSB). This is the second stanza. God shows up. However, he doesn’t specify whether he is thinking about Yahweh’s earlier history with Israel or of more recent times. The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. This sermon looks at four words and their meaning that should be an integral part of our prayer lives. The meaning of this word is uncertain, but it seems to be some sort of musical notation, perhaps signaling a pause or a change of volume or intensity. How much attention am I paying to God?9. Is there any hope?”  These are the concerns that the psalmist is expressing. Like several psalms, Psalm 85 (in some ways) seems to fit the period of Israel’s return from exile; in other ways it does not. If we are disobedient, if we dismiss this opportunity that God has given us, we will be as lost as a person in the desert with no orientation. In Latin, it is known as "Benedixisti Domine terram tuam".In Judaism, it is called "a psalm of returned exiles". If we were to boil the fear of God down to its true essence, it ... Sweet Understanding Series Teach the Text One Volume Sermon Lori Wagner. Later in Jacob’s life, God said to him, “Your name shall not be Jacob any more, but your name will be Israel…. In Context Parallel Compare. You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. This verse personifies righteousness, presenting it as a person who goes before God, preparing the way for God’s steps. 10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. God will never send us somewhere without providing a way. They get back on the straight and narrow. Selah. Desperately in need of God’s blessings as we are right now… A multitude of problems everywhere we turn…..crime probl-Em –1998-24 hours(65 murders,299 rapes,3088 assaults and. Then I have returned to God and I make myself available for Him. Children learn these valuable lessons. The psalmist is envisioning a time when the harvest would be plentiful––a gift from Yahweh who gives what is good. Indeed, children do suffer for the sins of their parents. That would account for the expressions of faith in verses 8-13. The World English Bible is based on the American Standard Version (ASV) of the Bible, the Biblia Hebraica Stutgartensa Old Testament, and the Greek Majority Text New Testament. However, home isn’t like it used to be. Rev. Psalm 85 is the 85th psalm of the Book of Psalms, beginning in English in the King James Version: "L ORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land".In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 84 in a slightly different numbering system. God speaks peace to us and tells us to not go back to foolish ways (Psalm 85:8). Because Yahweh has forgiven Israel’s sin, it is as if they had never sinned. Righteousness comes from the other direction––from the heavens. You forgave the iniquity of your people and covered all their sins. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! “God Bless America”-Psalm 85:1-13. over 50 years ago Kate Smith introduced the song; God bless. A Korah Psalm. As God’s children, we are told in this psalm to listen to what God will say. Couples who dance do so in unity. Selah . “You have restored the fortunes of Jacob” (v. 1b). Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! The word glory (kabod) is used in the Bible to speak of various things––but especially God’s glory––an aura associated with God’s appearance that reveals God’s majesty to humans. 8 James E. Smith, The Wisdom Literature and Psalms, Old Testament Survey Series (Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. It was a new day. Psalms 85:9 Surely his salvation [is] nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land. The condition of their homeland had declined, and life was not easy like they had dreamed it to be, and they soon forgot God. The results of this revival will only happen if we take time to pay attention. Read: Ps. Or … It is how I prepare for revival. Psalm 85. “For the Chief Musician” (Hebrew: menasseah––leader). I. While Carson is talking about the under-40 crowd of pastors who dismiss these kinds of meetings, I want us to realize revival is not just an evangelistic meeting. Psalm 85 answers a question: What does God have for us when we have squandered his grace in the past? The idea that punishment might continue to future generations has a Biblical foundation. Living Psalms Book is created by UCC Witness & Worship Artists’ Group, a Network of UCC connected artists, activists and ministers bridging the worship and liturgy of the local church with witness and action in the community. At the heart of the universe is a love without limits, a love so great it refuses to be limited by what we deserve. The Text: “Lord, thou hast been Favourable unto thy land: Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. The word sub has a number of meanings. Commentary, Psalm 85:8-13, W.H. In other words, God will show us how to live. Now he is sufficiently insightful to show concern for the kinds of backsliding to which Israelites will be tempted. (Psalm 85:8) As we consider the wide variety of gifts we might receive this Christmas, we could probably place those gifts in one of several categories. Reflecting on Psalm 85:8-13 without the first 13 verses is akin to a liturgy that omits the call and prayer of confession, moving instead straight to the assurance of pardon. The answer is: more grace! You have turned from the fierceness of your anger. When Yahweh first called Abram, he said, “Get out of your country, and from your relatives, and from your father’s house, to the land that I will show you. Weekly Comments on the Revised Common Lectionary, Theological Hall of the Uniting Church, Melbourne, Australia. Peace (Shalom) involves the kind of tranquility that comes from knowing who you are and where you come from. Then Yahweh promised, “I will give this land to your seed” (Genesis 12:1-3, 7)––so we call it The Promised Land. Righteousness has looked down from heaven. Read: Ps. Dr. Chris Davies. "Wilt thou not revive us again?" Independence Day message --- call to national revival. Grant us your salvation. This Psalm may be thus divided: Ps 85:1-3, express the thanks of the people for their return from captivity; Ps 85:4-6, their prayer for their own reformation; in Ps 85:7, they pray for the coming of Messiah; Ps 85:8 contains the words of the High priest, with God's Gracious answer; which answer is followed by the grateful acclamation of the people, to the end of the Psalm. ", "Good study ....but example from ot charater may be inserted". We are going to live by that which we have learned from God. Psalms 85 | Search Results | Sermon and Worship Resources This Week We can complain about the glory of the past. No sin had yet spoiled things. 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