April 14, Reading 2 – Psalm 128, 129, 130, 131

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SAA Notes

Psalm 131 contains a beautiful image – of the weaned child. Children were often weaned somewhere between 3-5 years of age. This is the age of cuddles, of finding comfort when afraid in your mother’s arms. Her caresses are desired then, while later they may be embarrassing. As Jesus said: “Unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 18:2 Desire such intimacy with God as you come to worship!

SJA Notes

“I wait for the LORD, my soul waits, and in his word I hope; my soul waits for the Lord more than watchmen for the morning, more than watchmen for the morning.”

What does it mean to wait for the Lord?

One aspect is that we are to long for the Lord’s return.

That day when He comes as conquering King, the rider on the white horse (Revelation 19).

When He brings the shift and change that all our troubles and concerns are no more (Revelation 21), when our mortal bodies are made immortal, our corruptible vessels made incorruptible, the dead raised (1 Corinthians 15).

As we long for the great day as it approaches (Hebrews 10), we can encourage and stir one another up to good works.

Because we are not alone in our walk. We have our King, wrapped up in  His everlasting arms (Deuteronomy 33). And we have the people of the King, us together!

* God Above,

Please help us to wait for You, our souls longing for Your return.

Please help us to be gripped with a desire for the lost, please Lord please save those around us.

So that on that last day we might stand together in Christ Jesus, for in Him You have not counted our sins against us.

Amen.

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