“Faithful love and truth will join together; righteousness and peace will embrace.” (Psalm 85:10, HCSB). Our obedience to God paves the road that God uses to take our church forward. What will God say to us? Listen to this Sermon: 03102013Psa85DonRuhl Download the Notes: 03102013Psa85DonRuhl The Blessings of God in Your Life Opening the fount of blessings in your life Psalm 85 Don Ruhl • Savage Street, Grants Pass, Oregon • March 10, In the year of our Lord, 2013 Scripture Reader and Reading: Phil Joseph – First Corinthians 3.21–23 Song Leader and… Psalm 85:11 Psalm 85 Psalm 85:13. The reason is that, in verses 1-3, the psalmist was talking about forgiveness dispensed by God in the past, probably in the return of a remnant from their Babylonian Exile. We are going to live by that which we have learned from God. 2 Jordan Easley, “Crying Out For Revival”, Psalm 85, sermon, 8 July 2012. You brought good times back to Jacob! .” (Ps. In the Greek Septuagint version of the Bible, and in the Latin Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 84 in a slightly different numbering system. 11 Truth springs out of the earth. ", "Good study ....but example from ot charater may be inserted". God makes generous provision for truth and righteousness––essential components of civil and religious harmony. If God will offer Israel loving kindness, Israel can expect readmission into the arena of God’s grace. The psalmist desired a complete revival and restoration for Israel, which can be seen throughout the prayer he offered. If we pay attention, we will see that God will provide what is good. 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. rayer: Pray for patience and to not give up hope. Then Yahweh promised, “I will give this land to your seed” (Genesis 12:1-3, 7)––so we call it The Promised Land. However, he doesn’t specify whether he is thinking about Yahweh’s earlier history with Israel or of more recent times. Just like the people of Israel, we have seen God work. Yebul means crops or produce. Will you draw out your anger to all generations? God’s past performance inspired confidence for the future. 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. 8-13). Restore us again, O God of our salvation, and put away your indignation toward us. 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. In Deuteronomy 6, Moses commanded the Israelites to fear the Lord (6:2), but then added a commandment to love the Lord with all their hearts, souls, and might (6:5). Luther 1984: HERR, der du bist vormals gnädig gewesen deinem Lande / und hast erlöst die Gefangenen Jakobs; / Menge 1949 (V1): Du hast zwar, HErr, deinem Lande Gnade gewährt, / hast Jakobs Mißgeschick gewendet-1-, / -1) aÜs: hast zurückgeführt die Gefangenen Jakobs. Isn’t that what we ask of God from time to time. Earlier the Psalm speaks of the restoration of God's people: "restore us, O God… Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter and special offers. God tells us the process. Righteousness comes from the other direction––from the heavens. We sometimes sing a hymn that says "Revive us again; fill each heart with Thy love; may each soul be rekindled with fire from above." It is a renewing work of the Holy Spirit to challenge God’s people to follow Him further. In Habakkuk 3:19, it is used for the leader of stringed instruments. Renewal of both spiritual and material well-being would come. The psalmist has been praying for relief for the Israelites. Revival starts when I desperately cry for change (Psalm 85:4-7), “Return to us, God of our salvation, and abandon Your displeasure with us. 2. I love this land. Some of the characteristics of revivals have not been particularly strong in this “young, restless, and Reformed” movement. They are "spare," "restore," "draw," and "revive," and then why we pray and ask this in Jesus's name. But while their faith had been dealt a severe blow by diminished circumstances, they nevertheless lived in faith that God would redeem them. Why is this so? The word ka’as means anger––anger as response to provocation. God will bring salvation to those who respect Him (Psalm 85:9). 8-13). That hope also arises at the conclusion of Psalm 23, where the faithful one is pursued by the same tob and hesed celebrated by Psalm 85. We are always tempted to think that we are responsible for whatever goodness has befallen us. I. (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. In the light of those verses, “his saints” seems like a good translation here. Israel provoked Yahweh’s anger by her unfaithfulness to her covenant responsibilities. Israel was an agricultural economy, and poverty or prosperity was determined by the harvest. “Yes, Yahweh will give that which is good” (Hebrew: tob) (v. 12a). 14, The Preacher’s Commentary Series (Nashville, TN: Thomas Nelson Inc, 1989), 113. 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. Also, send me the Evangelical Newsletter. “and cause your indignation (Hebrew: ka’as) toward us to cease” (v. 4b). 3. Restoration involves making amends for things lies. What will God say to us? 10 Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. 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. The answer is: more grace! Psalm … The culture went south again. “Grant us your salvation” (Hebrew: yesa) (v. 7). Selah . We pray for God to restore our hearts to desire Him. The return of the exiles could account for the account of blessings in verses 1-3. Ver. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! All Videos PDFs. The walls of the city were still broken down. Scripture Formatting. This month we have been looking at the Book of Psalms. This is the final stanza, the last verse, the end of the song. This makes us realize that there needs to be change. “Will you draw out your anger (Hebrew: ‘ap) to all generations?” (v. 5b). Thou hast forgiven the iniquity of thy people, Thou hast covered all their sin. These are very similar to questions that God’s people may ask today. What do noses have to do with anger? We are to have that working waiting until He comes. “You have forgiven” (Hebrew: nasa). I. He will make the land yield crops. A Psalm by the sons of Korah. 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. 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. 7 Donald Williams and Lloyd J. Ogilvie, Psalms 73–150, vol. “Show us your loving kindness (hesed), Yahweh” (v. 7a). Truth comes up and righteousness (right living) comes down (Psalm 85:10-11). After some mercy drops, it becomes us to cry for showers of blessing. 85. Heaven and earth would meet, creating meaning and harmony in the relationship of God and men. They get back on the straight and narrow. Some of the characteristics of revivals have not been particularly strong in this “young, restless, and Reformed” movement.1. L ord, you were favorable to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. How He does this is truly remarkable, and as we enter into the spirit of this psalm we find ourselves right at the heart of the gospel. This verse personifies righteousness, presenting it as a person who goes before God, preparing the way for God’s steps. Psalms 85 | Search Results | Sermon and Worship Resources This Week 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. 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. 85:6-7. Psalm 85:12 The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest. This makes us realize that there needs to be change. “Surely his salvation (Hebrew: yesa) is near those who fear (Hebrew: yare) him” (v. 9a). “Righteousness (Hebrew: sedeq) goes before him, And prepares the way for his steps” (v. 13). July 28, 2013. Bellinger, Jr., Preaching This Week, WorkingPreacher.org, 2009. 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. Here in these verses, we see seven results of revival. 1. At the heart of the universe is a love without limits, a love so great it refuses to be limited by what we deserve. It can mean eternal life, but it can also mean readmittance to God’s grace––or deliverance from one’s enemies. The Day of Restoration in Scripture Psalm 85 by Pastor Clinton Macomber . Kasah can be used for clothing a person to conceal his/her nakedness. We can complain about the glory of the past. MINISTRY OF SERMONAUDIO. Psalm 85, 2 Das Buch der Psalmen Kapitel: 85, Vers: 2 Psalm 85, 1 Psalm 85, 3. 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. This is the first stanza, a reminder of God’s work in the past: So Israel and Yahweh had “made up.” Exile was over. Here, four major characteristics of God join in pairs. We will see more people come. Moses told Korah and his followers to allow God to settle the dispute, so they assembled before the Tent of Meeting for that purpose. The Immediate Word. How closely am I listening to God? 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. “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). The Move to Full Restoration Psalm 85 by Pastor Clinton Macomber. 1-3 God, you smiled on your good earth! The place has changed. PSALM 85 AND THE MEANING OF PEACE always turning back to love and forgiveness and hope. So in this verse, the name Jacob is a proxy for Israel and its people. / -1) o: begrüßen. It could confer a blessing (1 Samuel 1:17). "Thou hast taken away all thy wrath: thou hast turned [thyself] from the fierceness of thine anger." The first time we encountered this word tob was in the creation account. You took back your sin-provoked threats, you cooled your hot, righteous anger. Today’s passage contains the beautiful imagery of justice and peace (or mercy, as other translations put it) kissing each other. You withdrew all your wrath; you turned from your hot anger. Independence Day message --- call to national revival. 4. Psalm 85: From the petition of verses 4-7 we learn that the occasion of this psalm was a time of national humiliation. Show us Your faithful love, Lord, and give us Your salvation.” (Psalm 85:4–7, HCSB) This is the second stanza. This article was ...", "Excellent exposition, Jim -- Yes, and discernment is actually a free gift of the Spirit ...", "Good analysis. Keyword: Filter: Page 1 | Found: 754 sermons: SORT. The Text: “Lord, thou hast been Favourable unto thy land: Thou hast brought back the captivity of Jacob. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. While we can’t be sure when this psalm was written, it was probably after the return of the exiles from Babylonia. D.A. That’s what the psalmist is describing here, but metaphorically. As God’s children, we are told in this psalm to listen to what God will say. So Israel and Yahweh had “made up.” Exile was over. These are very similar to questions that God’s people may ask today. That exile was God’s judgment for their sins. Font Size. Psalm 85 is about new beginnings that only God can give. By far the most common name for God in the Old Testament is Yahweh, which means “I am who I am” (Exodus 3:14)––but elohim is the next most common. Psalm 85 Home | M. Henry Commentary | Play! July 12, 2015 Posted in 2015 / Audio Sermons / Pastor Terry Defoe / Psalm Sermons / Sermons / ^Psalms. Righteousness (Hebrew: sedeq) has looked down from heaven” (v. 11). 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. That would account for the expressions of faith in verses 8-13. 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. 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. Revival - America's Only Hope. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, http://www.ebcjackson2.org/sermons/print/2012/070812_awakening1.pdf, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2014/12/04/gods-work-in-our-salvation/, https://briarwood.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/121760_7-28-13_pm.pdf, http://www.wordsoflife.co.uk/bible-studies/study-7-seven-steps-to-revival/, http://www.patheos.com/blogs/jimerwin/2015/07/09/paying-attention-benefits/, Critical Race Theory Examined and Analyzed, Masturbatory Worship and the Contemporary Church. (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. God will do what He said about salvation. Psalm 85 answers a question: What does God have for us when we have squandered his grace in the past? This month we have been looking at the Book of Psalms. 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. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. This leads us to the next stanza – my present. He is providing. WHAT IS THE TIME FOR SUCH A PRAYER AS THIS? When people get their lives right, they will be willing to share the truth – the Gospel. Groundskeepers prepare athletic fields to insure that no athlete steps in a hole and breaks his leg. 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. God speaks peace to us and tells us to not go back to foolish ways (Psalm 85:8). You want to seek His purposes. Psalm 85 is about new beginnings that only God can give. Just look at the verbs that are here in this first paragraph – favorable, restored, forgave, covered, withdrew, turned from. 4 Turn us, God of our salvation, America….never witnessed a time in America when we as. We will see an increase in God’s favor. Psalm 85. The point of these question is that it comes with an expected answer of “No.”, The point of these questions is to assure the person that God is not angry and that He will revive. 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. The land which I gave to Abraham and Isaac, I will give it to you, and to your seed after you will I give the land” (Genesis 35:10, 12). Psalm 85 Prayer for the Restoration of God’s Favor - To the leader. As a result of this change in the culture, the psalmist asks a series of questions. You want God to show Himself. ; and Briggs, Charles A., The Brown-Driver-Briggs Hebrew and English Lexicon (Peabody, Massachusetts: Hendrickson Publishers, 1906, 2004), Doniach, N.S. 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). Luther 1984: daß Güte und Treue einander begegnen, / Gerechtigkeit und Friede sich küssen; / Menge 1949 (V1): daß Gnade und Treue einander begegnen-1-, / Gerechtigkeit und Friede sich küssen. 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. Living Psalm 85: 1-2; 8-13 for Advent 2 B, was written by the Rev. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. That makes Korah the unlikely father of descendants who would lead music in temple worship––but that’s what happened. James Montgomery Boice was both a theologian and a musician, he looked at this psalm like a song. It involves the kind of prosperity that arises, not from an accumulation of material possessions, but from a thankful spirit. The best definition of a revival is in Acts. himself appears to lead his people forward. And nothing appears to the contrary, but that it might be penned then, as well as Ps. The psalmist wants us to pay attention. 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. That’s what this psalm is all about. When God brings life to the people once again, they will rejoice––but in a particular way. Show us Your faithful love, Lord, and give us Your salvation.” (Psalm 85:4–7, HCSB). It was run down by people who had no respect for God’s things. These rights are that every person should have food to eat, clothes to keep them warm, and a place to sleep. They see their sin, confess it, and then follow God’s ways. In Context Parallel Compare. This morning, we come to the seventh Sunday in the season of Pentecost. Sermons.com provides sermon illustrations, sermons, powerpoint and worship resources, and children's sermons & bulletins. Mercifully, it is not used in the sense common in some Southern states where it often serves as the near equivalent of “evangelistic meetings” (as in “Last month we held a revival”). Therefore, God’s anger is appeased and is not tied to salvation. We are to have that working waiting until He comes. Our land will yield its increase. 2 (Grand Rapids: Kregel Publications, 2013), Tate, Marvin E., Word Biblical Commentary: Psalms 51-100 (Dallas: Word Books, 1990), Waltner, James H., Believers Church Bible Commentary: Psalms (Scottdale, Pennsylvania: Herald Press, 2006), Baker, Warren (ed. The messiah would be the Prince of Peace (shalom) (Isaiah 9:6). It can mean God-given prosperity (Isaiah 66:12) or a God-given covenant (Ezekiel 34:25). 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). Distancing ourselves from God in this way is the height of folly, for we depend on God for eternity as well as for today’s needs. You have restored the fortunes of Jacob. The words are applicable alone, yet are designed as part of a whole. 3. For the generational gap the means of information doesn't change the content. We hear the word of God, but we cannot respond entirely. God will never send us somewhere without providing a way. It has elements of evangelism. 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. Before him as a herald goes the righteousness which moves him to the salvation of his people. He will show us the way of right living (Psalm 85:12-13). Two common phrases come to mind that might provide a clue. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, God will bring salvation to those who respect Him (Psalm 85:9). But the Korahites are best known for the frequent appearance of their name in the superscriptions to two groups of Psalms (Psalms 42, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 84, 85, 87, 88). “I will hear what God, Yahweh, will speak, for he will speak peace (shalom) to his people” (v. 8a). Psalm 85:1-13 The Four Stanzas of Revival. This psalm was written by the “Sons of Korah,” which sounds like a modern-day music group. 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. Read. If we pay attention to God, faithful love and truth will come together in our lives. 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. 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. The first stanza of the hymn encourages us to look back at the past and to remember the mercies of God. If we pay attention to God, faithful love and truth will come together in our lives. I will make of you a great nation” (Genesis 12:1-2). the word “revival” embedded in these questions is used a bit loosely. There was enough sun and enough rain. 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. 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. Salvation (yesa) can have many expressions. For July 28, 2019: SermonStudio. What is going doing during all this time? Then I have returned to God and I make myself available for Him. Bridesmaids go ahead of the bride to prepare people for her coming. And prepares the way for his steps. 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. Patheos has the views of the prevalent religions and spiritualities of the world. July 28, 2013. We are accustomed to preparing the way for important people. Psalm 85:6 says, "Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?" “their sin” (Hebrew: hatta’t). His people will follow in his steps. Psalm 85 answers a question: What does God have for us when we have squandered his grace in the past? Psalm 85 invites us metaphorically to walk along that path and to experience the realities which accompany God on the way. “God Bless America”-Psalm 85:1-13. over 50 years ago Kate Smith introduced the song; God bless. This is an ancient example of an on-going story we have all experienced. 1-3), pleas for salvation (vv. 5 Russell H. Dilday Jr. and J. Hardee Kennedy, “Psalms,” in The Teacher’s Bible Commentary, ed. 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. Psalms 85 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. 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. It was a new day. Wherever we look, up or down, we find evidence of the virtues that God prizes. (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. Co., 1996), Ps 85:13. 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. How closely am I listening to God? 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. Verse 2 speaks of Yahweh forgiving Israel’s iniquity and sin. The psalmist’s fear is that God’s anger will go on forever––to all generations. Sermon – Psalm 85 – Restore Us Again. If you plant a seed, water it, take care of it, God will grow it into the crop which is harvested and enjoyed. Truth will spring up from the earth, and righteousness will look down from heaven. 8 James E. Smith, The Wisdom Literature and Psalms, Old Testament Survey Series (Joplin, MO: College Press Pub. We are likely to thank God for his providence only on special occasions, such as Thanksgiving Day. 1. Will I ever experience relief? You get out of step with God and you want to come back to God. We live in a similar world today. In our text this morning the psalmist asks God an important question. The word signifies right relationships and the terms that keep them. 1. The question isn’t whether God is angry with Israel––the psalmist is certain that he is. Although we have placed a time on the calendar when a group of people will come and share with us, revivals cannot be planned into tiny compartments of evenings where people “get right with God.” That can happen, but a revival is more than that. All Videos PDFs. 9 Surely his salvation is near those who fear him, that his glory may dwell in our land. 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 psalmist is asking God to restore them to life once again––to make them whole––to end their marginality and suffering. It was anything but the grand homecoming for which they had hoped, and they were severely disappointed. But revival involves more than that. The word hasid has several meanings, such as kind and merciful and pious. The point of these question is that it comes with. This Psalm tells us that we have called and asked God for restoration but until God has done what God is going to do, we are going to do what He has instructed us to do. That would account for the plea for mercy in verses 4-7. but let them not turn again to folly. 3. Psalm 85 - NIV: You, LORD, showed favor to your land; you restored the fortunes of Jacob. Psalm 85. But fear of God can also mean awe or reverence. 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. While we can’t be sure when this psalm was written, it was probably after the return of … This verse has two related words for anger: That seems peculiar. You lifted the cloud of guilt from your people, you put their sins far out of sight. Psalms 85:6 . The question then arises, “Will this continue forever? Pastor Robert Vradenburgh . We will see more people commit. But we have to pay attention. “Won’t you revive (Hebrew: hayah) us again” (v. 6a). The people of Israel have been in exile and returned home. SERMON REFERENCE: Psalm 85:1-6 LWF SERMON NUMBER: #2416 We are grateful for the opportunity to provide this transcript produced from a live sermon preached by Adrian Rogers while serving as pastor of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis, Tennessee. (N.I.V.) Note: Though it has been transcribed from a version used for … That God would restore Israel to an earlier state, where she was in a right relationship with Yahweh, and thus fit for salvation. 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