Psalm 85 is a poignant prayer for restoration and revival, both for the individual and the nation. The psalm starts with acknowledging God's past favors and mercies to His people. However, it also speaks of a time of divine anger and pleads for revival and restoration. The middle portion of the psalm turns reflective, contemplating the harmonious relationship between love and truth, and justice and peace. This sets the stage for God's intervention, capturing the anticipation that His glory will once again dwell in the land. The chapter closes on an optimistic note, full of hope that righteousness will pave the way for God, bringing forth prosperity and goodness. Psalm 85 serves as a heartfelt cry for divine intervention in times of need, as well as a hopeful hymn celebrating the promise of God's unfailing love and justice.

Psalm 85

1  (To the chief Musician, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.) LORD, thou hast been favourable unto thy land: thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob.

2  Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, thou hast covered all their sin. Selah.

3  Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned thyself from the fierceness of thine anger.

4  Turn us, O God of our salvation, and cause thine anger toward us to cease.

5  Wilt thou be angry with us for ever? wilt thou draw out thine anger to all generations?

6  Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?

7  Shew us thy mercy, O LORD, and grant us thy salvation.

8  I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.

9  Surely his salvation is nigh them that fear him; that glory may dwell in our land.

10  Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.

11  Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.

12  Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.

13  Righteousness shall go before him; and shall set us in the way of his steps.

End of Psalm 85

1 Year Plan:  Jul 26 - Job 4, Job 5,  Ps 85, Ps 86

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