Tehillim / Psalms 77, Part 1, Remembering and the Future Expectation of the Power of God in our lives

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 77:1-21, the psalm opens saying, א לַמְנַצֵּחַ עַל-יְדיּתוּן [יְדוּתוּן] לְאָסָף מִזְמוֹר: ב קוֹלִי אֶל-אֱלֹהִים וְאֶצְעָקָה קוֹלִי אֶל-אֱלֹהִים וְהַאֲזִין אֵלָי: For the choir director; according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of Asaph. 77:1 My voice rises to God, and I will cry aloud; My voice rises to God, and He will hear me. (NASB) Asaph seeks the Lord in the day of his trouble (77:2), and he remembers the Lord (77:3) but says that he is disturbed by his memories. He speaks of remembering the days gone past (77:4-5), and he says that the Lord held his eyes open and so he could not speak (77:4) and he asks will the Lord reject forever? (77:6-7). Asaph asks, ט הֶאָפֵס לָנֶצַח חַסְדּוֹ גָּמַר אֹמֶר לְדֹר וָדֹר: י הֲשָׁכַח חַנּוֹת אֵל אִם-קָפַץ בְּאַף רַחֲמָיו סֶלָה: 77:8 Has His lovingkindness ceased forever? Has His promise come to an end forever? 77:9 Has God forgotten to be gracious, Or has He in anger withdrawn His compassion? Selah. (NASB) Notice Asaph speaks of remembering the deeds of the Lord and how important it is… Read more here: Tehillim 77-Part1

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