(Grand Rapids: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company, 1979-1988), Brown, Francis; Driver, S.R. “but let them not turn again to folly” (v. 8c). Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. The culture went south again. These rights are that every person should have food to eat, clothes to keep them warm, and a place to sleep. We can complain about the glory of the past. Psalm … 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. The word hasid has several meanings, such as kind and merciful and pious. July 12, 2015 Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms. Righteousness has looked down from heaven. 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. Here is my definition of a revival: the beginning of a movement of God to renew His people and return His people to His purposes. Details are lacking but the people ask for God’s anger to cease, for national revival, and for a new display of His mercy. Most scholars believe that it was written just after Israel returned from captivity in Babylon. The Old Testament Readings: Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13 (Advent 2). Revival begins when I recognize that a “golden age” has gone (Psalm 85:1-3), “Lord, You showed favor to Your land; You restored Jacob’s prosperity. Revive Us Again - by Duncan Campbell 1. To the leader. Alexander Maclaren noted, “The book of Nehemiah supplies precisely such a background as fits the psalm. Truth springs from the earth, a phrase that brings to mind the Garden of Eden, where “a mist went up from the earth, and watered the whole surface of the ground” (Genesis 2:6). God tells us the process. God himself appears to lead his people forward. But, as noted in the context above, Israel still needs forgiveness and restoration. Will You prolong Your anger for all generations? Righteousness will go before Him to prepare the way for His steps.” (Psalm 85:10–13, HCSB), This is the final stanza, the last verse, the end of the song. The words are applicable alone, yet are designed as part of a whole. It was a new day. If you plant a seed, water it, take care of it, God will grow it into the crop which is harvested and enjoyed. It can also mean to take away something. He will make the land yield crops. On December 14, 2016, I published this post as The Peace of... We resume the podcast on January 12th. Then I have returned to God and I make myself available for Him. It was a product of trust in God (Isaiah 26:3). Will You be angry with us forever? The psalm is a communal prayer for help and can be divided into three sections or stanzas, verses 1-3, 4-7, and 8-13. Revive Us Again - by Duncan Campbell 1. “But the sons of Korah didn’t die” (Numbers 26:11). Elohim is plural, so it can apply to many gods. Independence Day message --- call to national revival. Whatever keeps God’s covenant operative in accord with His character is righteous.7 In other words, God’s people start living right. A Psalm. The word nasa can mean to bear a burden. The problem with peace and prosperity is that they can dull our sense of the need for God and the salvation that he offers. Alexander Maclaren noted, “The book of Nehemiah supplies precisely such a background as fits the psalm. Read. If instead, you choose not to pay attention, then you will make mistakes and consequences will follow. God’s Glory in the Land Psalm 85:8-13 I love our country. Weekly Comments on the Revised Common Lectionary, Theological Hall of the Uniting Church, Melbourne, Australia. This is another example of parallelism, where the second part of the verse repeats the idea of the first part. Selah. 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. As we consider our spiritual conditions, remember who this God is and how He has responded to us in days gone by. 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. H. Franklin Paschall and Herschel H. Hobbs (Nashville: Broadman and Holman Publishers, 1972), 328. This transcript is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. In Latin, it is known as "Benedixisti Domine terram tuam".In Judaism, it is called "a psalm of returned exiles". 3 Jim Erwin, “God’s Work in Our Salvation,” Psalm 85:1-9, 4 December 2014, Lectionary Reflections Year B (2014-2015), Logos Bible Software Notes, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2014/12/04/gods-work-in-our-salvation/, accessed on 30 September 2016. Children of drug addicts or felons or abusers will usually have difficult childhoods, and in many cases will carry emotional and/or physical scars for the rest of their lives. "An interpretation of Psalm 85:8-13 needs first to find a context in the whole of Psalm 85." That means that out of God’s grace, He will speak truth to us. The psalmist wants us to pay attention. Explore the world's faith through different perspectives on religion and spirituality! 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. God will bring salvation to those who respect Him (Psalm 85:9). I. We are going to live by that which we have learned from God. It is no small matter to be outside God’s circle, and Israel know how that feels. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. In our text this morning the psalmist asks God an important question. PSALM 85 AND THE MEANING OF PEACE Thus the call for help comes from a concrete need. Heaven and earth would meet, creating meaning and harmony in the relationship of God and men.5. As God’s children, we are told in this psalm to listen to what God will say. All Videos PDFs. Of the Korahites. They are pictured here like dancing couples. Yes, I want the Patheos Evangelical Newsletter as well, Identity Politics vs. Transactional Politics. “You have restored the fortunes of Jacob” (v. 1b). 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. What a great God that He would have mercy upon His people even in the midst of their sin and wickedness. When people get their lives right, they will be willing to share the truth – the Gospel. Righteousness comes from the other direction––from the heavens. L ord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. 85:6-7. 8 James E. Smith, The Wisdom Literature and Psalms, Old Testament Survey Series (Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. Let me first say something about the nature of revival. God speaks peace to us and tells us to not go back to foolish ways (Psalm 85:8). Nasah, the verb form of menasseah, means to lead, and is used for leaders in various fields. The psalmist is asking God to restore them to life once again––to make them whole––to end their marginality and suffering. “Mercy (Hebrew: hesed) and truth (’emet) meet together” (pagas). Revival requires that I wait upon God (Psalm 85:8-9), “I will listen to what God will say; surely the Lord will declare peace to His people, His godly ones, and not let them go back to foolish ways. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. 4 Turn us, God of our salvation, Now he is sufficiently insightful to show concern for the kinds of backsliding to which Israelites will be tempted. Here, we remember that the past was … You have covered all their sin. The song was written to worship God and ask Him to restore His favor with God’s people. “Our land will yield its increase” (Hebrew: yebul) (v. 12b). This morning, we come to the seventh Sunday in the season of Pentecost. Loving kindness is a good translation. When we can remember some gracious acts of God in the past. 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. Living Psalm 85: 1-2; 8-13 for Advent 2 B, was written by the Rev. Peter tells the people to repent, to turn back so that sins will be forgiven and seasons of refreshing may come. LORD, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. He will show us the way of right living (Psalm 85:12-13). (Psalm 85:9, NKJV) When the psalmist said that the fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, he simply meant the true knowledge of God always begins with a deep reverence and fear for Him. Biblical writers, attempting to describe God’s glory using human words, portrayed it as “devouring fire” (Exodus 24:17). 3. Fire consumed another 250 men (Numbers 16:31-35). This could be a plea that: “God” (Hebrew: elohim). God shows up. 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. From the time of the judges through the terrible suffering and partial rescue under Sennacherib (2 Kg 18,13-19.36), to the fall of Jerusalem and alter, the Hebrews had known invasion and suffering in war. At the heart of the universe is a love without limits, a love so great it refuses to be limited by what we deserve. 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. The key word in verses 10–13, repeated three times, is “righteous –ness.” The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. 11 Truth springs out of the earth. The best definition of a revival is in Acts. Children learn these valuable lessons. Of the Korahites. In Habakkuk 3:19, it is used for the leader of stringed instruments. 4. We don’t give up hope that He is going to come. It is appropriate to be afraid in the presence of Godly power. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. First, I have reflected on God’s goodness. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin.Selah You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. “God Bless America”-Psalm 85:1-13. over 50 years ago Kate Smith introduced the song; God bless. America….never witnessed a time in America when we as. However, when we read the book of Ezra and the book of Nehemiah, we learn that when the people returned, they soon became discouraged and they lost faith. In other words, God’s people start living right. It involves the kind of security that comes from the faith that God loves you and will provide for your needs. It was anything but the grand homecoming for which they had hoped, and they were severely disappointed. “A Psalm by the sons of Korah.”  Korah was a Levite who led a minor rebellion against Moses over a theological dispute (Numbers 16:3). This prayer is a prayer of restoration. Psalms 85:12 - Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, And our land will yield its produce. All Videos PDFs. 14b (Downers Grove, Illinois:  Inter-Varsity Press, 1973), Limburg, James, Westminster Bible Companion: Psalms (Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2000, Mays, James Luther, Interpretation: Psalms (Louisville: John Knox, 1994), McCann, J. Clinton, Jr., The New Interpreter’s Bible: The Book of Psalms, Vol. This month we have been looking at the Book of Psalms. The church has more unity (Psalm 85:10). I will make of you a great nation” (Genesis 12:1-2). SERMON TITLE: The America of Tomorrow SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 85:1-6 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2416 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this outline produced from a sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. Commentary, Psalm 85:8-13, W.H. 12 Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good. There was light for the day and darkness for sleeping. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 754 sermons: SORT. The two could not be separated. Just like the people of Israel, we have seen God work. We can complain about the glory of the past. That exile was God’s judgment for their sins. God decided the issue by having the ground open up and swallow Korah and his followers. .” (Ps. 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". Commentary on Psalm 85:1-7 (Read Psalm 85:1-7) The sense of present afflictions should not do away the remembrance of former mercies. 1. We have seen a few “golden ages” in the history of this church. Will You not revive us again so that Your people may rejoice in You? 7 Show us your loving kindness, Yahweh. 6 Won’t you revive us again, His question is whether there is any hope that God will forgive––will allow his anger to dissipate. 85:6-7. “his saints” (Hebrew: hasid) (v. 8b). In Latin, it is known as " Benedixisti Domine terram tuam ". (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2007), Freedman, David Noel (Ed. You forgave the iniquity of your people; you pardoned all their sin. It is a renewing work of the Holy Spirit to challenge God’s people to follow Him further. Read: Ps. Whatever keeps God’s covenant operative in accord with His character is righteous. Israel provoked Yahweh’s anger by her unfaithfulness to her covenant responsibilities. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. We are to have that working waiting until He comes. Psalm 85:10. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. We pray for God to restore our hearts to desire Him. God will bring salvation to those who respect Him (Psalm 85:9). The messiah would be the Prince of Peace (shalom) (Isaiah 9:6). Jacob was the younger son of Isaac and Rebekah, the son through which the promise originally given to Abram would be channeled. It could confer a blessing (1 Samuel 1:17). The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. It could mean the absence of warfare (Judges 4:17). 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. 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. Before him as a herald goes the righteousness which moves him to the salvation of his people. 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. Some became warriors (1 Chronicles 12:6). If I want a movement of God to renew me to His purposes, then I have to wait for God to work. To the leader. It was run down by people who had no respect for God’s things. We live in a similar world today. This sermon looks at four words and their meaning that should be an integral part of our prayer lives. “Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good” (Hebrew: tob) (v. 12a). This transcript is intended for your personal, non-commercial use. No sin had yet spoiled things. His people will follow in his steps.8 In order for God to help us in our next part of the journey as a church, we have to be living like God wants us to. If God will offer Israel loving kindness, Israel can expect readmission into the arena of God’s grace. The best definition of a revival is in Acts. The results of this revival will only happen if we take time to pay attention. Then Yahweh promised, “I will give this land to your seed” (Genesis 12:1-3, 7)––so we call it The Promised Land. Renewal of both spiritual and material well-being would come. Co., 1996), Ps 85:13. 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. We don’t give up hope that He is going to come.4, Prayer: Pray for patience and to not give up hope, Revival results in God working in our midst (Psalm 85:10-13), “Faithful love and truth will join together; righteousness and peace will embrace. We will see more families restored. It is how I prepare for revival. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. 6 David and Mary Tucker, Word of Life Ministries, “Seven Steps to Revival,” Series 14 Bible Studies, Internet, http://www.wordsoflife.co.uk/bible-studies/study-7-seven-steps-to-revival/, accessed on 30 September 2016. Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. SCRIPTURE QUOTATIONS are from the World English Bible (WEB), a public domain (no copyright) modern English translation of the Holy Bible. A Psalm. Sermon – Psalm 85 – Restore Us Again. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. I have to wait upon God. Revival is not evangelism, although people may get saved. Selah. 13 Righteousness goes before him, Two common phrases come to mind that might provide a clue. 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. God speaks peace to us and tells us to not go back to foolish ways (Psalm 85:8). They get back on the straight and narrow. It can mean eternal life, but it can also mean readmittance to God’s grace––or deliverance from one’s enemies. I’m reading verses 8 & 9: 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. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. 9 Jim Erwin, “Paying Attention Has Its Benefits,” Psalm 85:8-13, 9 July 2015, Lectionary Reflections Year B (2014-2015), Logos Bible Software Notes, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2015/07/09/paying-attention-benefits/, accessed on 30 September 2016. 4-7), and expresses faith that God will save them (vv. Scripture Formatting. Elsewhere, the psalmist uses hasid to mean faithful people whom the Lord has set apart for himself (Psalm 4:3; 86:2). The ASV, which is also in the public domain due to expired copyrights, was a very good translation, but included many archaic words (hast, shineth, etc. Psalm 85 - NIV: You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Psalm 85, 11 Das Buch der Psalmen Kapitel: 85, Vers: 11 Psalm 85, 10 Psalm 85, 12. He is providing what is good. Psalm 85 is about new beginnings that only God can give. Sermon . Because Yahweh has forgiven Israel’s sin, it is as if they had never sinned. Now waiting doesn’t mean I am doing nothing. 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. 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). 8-13). You get out of step with God and you want to come back to God. Just look at the verbs that are here in this first paragraph – favorable, restored, forgave, covered, withdrew, turned from. Please use these sermons as the Lord leads, but nothing on this site may be used for profit without my expressed, written permission! For the Chief Musician. 4. 4 Dr. Tom Cheely, “The Major Obstacle to Revival,” Psalm 85, Evening Sermon, 28 July 2013, Internet, https://briarwood.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/121760_7-28-13_pm.pdf, accessed on 30 September 2016. Psalm 85. I. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. The Christmas Beginning of Making Biblical Womanhood. Psalm 85’s path of God links us to the path proclaimed in the lesson from Isaiah 40 and then picked up by Mark. This psalm is a community lament in which the psalmist recounts blessings conferred on the people by the Lord (vv. Psalm 85 thus models for the community the act of prayer in a time of crisis and the celebration of salvation articulated in the promises of verses 8-13. Righteousness (sedeq) and peace (shalom) have kissed each other” (nasaq) (v. 10). Psalm 85:12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. 2. In verses 1-3, the psalmist spoke of God having been favorable to Israel (v. 1)––and covering all her sin (v. 2)––and taking away all his wrath (v. 3). The first time we encountered this word tob was in the creation account. People start living right – How God wants them to (Psalm 85:10). The word ka’as means anger––anger as response to provocation. D.A. Leviticus 6:5 Or all that about which he hath sworn falsely; he shall even restore it in the principal, and shall add the fifth part more thereto, and give it unto him to whom it appertaineth, in the day of his trespass offering. Israel was an agricultural economy, and poverty or prosperity was determined by the harvest. This brings to mind John the Baptist, who proclaimed:  “‘Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’  For this is he who was spoken of by Isaiah the prophet, saying. L ord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. The word sub has a number of meanings. However, when used to refer to Yahweh, as in this verse, the usage is called “the intensive plural” or “the majestic plural,” acknowledging that all deity is summed in Yahweh. Generations of my family have fought for her, worked for her, struggled to make ends meet in her. 5 Russell H. Dilday Jr. and J. Hardee Kennedy, “Psalms,” in The Teacher’s Bible Commentary, ed. Read verse in New International Version This Week ... (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. This leads us to the next stanza – my present. He will make the land yield crops. The word hesed has a variety of meanings, to include mercy and love. Later in Jacob’s life, God said to him, “Your name shall not be Jacob any more, but your name will be Israel…. Most scholars believe that it was written just after Israel returned from captivity in Babylon. 5 Will you be angry with us forever? 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