Tehillim / Psalms 130, ספר תהילים קל, Part 1, Mercy, Forgiveness, and Restoration are the Ways of God

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 130:1-8, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת מִמַּעֲמַקִּים קְרָאתִיךָ יְהֹוָה: ב אֲדֹנָי שִׁמְעָה בְקוֹלִי תִּהְיֶינָה אָזְנֶיךָ קַשֻּׁבוֹת לְקוֹל תַּחֲנוּנָי: 130:1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord. 130:2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications. (NASB) The psalmist seeks the Lord from the deepest recesses of his heart for the Lord to hear and move in his life to overcome the trial or tribulation he is going through. The psalmist ascribes anthropomorphic attributes to the Lord God in heaven having hears to listen to his prayer. There is nothing wrong with such an assertion, it allows us to visualize how the Lord hears our prayers. The psalmist admits his own short comings in relation to God’s Torah saying the following, ג אִם-עֲוֹנוֹת תִּשְׁמָר-יָהּ אֲדֹנָי מִי יַעֲמֹד: 130:3 If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand? (NASB) David recognizes that all men fall short of the glory of God, that none can stand, we all must rely upon the mercy of God for forgiveness.  Read more here: Tehillim 130-Part1