Who is this King of glory?
Help from Psalm 25 to encourage more prayer.
The importance of repentance is hard to overstate.
There is an initial act of faith and repentance at the moment of conversion, but, after that, the process of faith and repentance constitutes a daily discipline—the Christian’s lifestyle—and a path to joy thereafter according to Psalm 32.
Unfortunately, we live in the very present world and waiting is hard. Joining David,
we cry out with the familiar refrain of ‘how long?’
Is it possible to be at the same time repentant and also to boldly ask for relief from sin’s consequences? Or does God’s grace for our sin stop only at the point of forgiveness? Are we on our own after that?
Once He has helped us to step across the threshold of our straining circumstances, we will see that God is the wise and trustworthy Savior of His people.
When we consider the height and transcendence of God, the questions that present themselves are: Can we even know this God? Can He desire to know us?
Our song is truer and better.
The book of Psalms shows us not only how to do to right theology, but also how good theology should lead us to worship and right living before the Lord.