The God who drew us out (Leviticus 23; Psalm 30)

“I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me.”  Psalm 30:2

When I was a kid we would occasionally be taken by my Father to his parents home.  I can still remember the wonderful barn to play in and the gigantic rock cliffs to climb on.  My favorite thing was to draw water from my grandfather’s well.  I was always amazed at how fresh and cool the water was from the bucket that was drawn from the well.

Here in Psalm 30 David is using this same picture as he speaks about the life of anyone who has been drawn out of the well of Hell.  Better put: “Our God has delivered us from the path to hell.”

Look with me at Verses 2-4.  We were sinking into this well but we were saved (Healed).  We were stained but now we sparkle (Restored).  Because of this David leads his readers to praise the Lord (Vs: 5).

At this point we should truly be praising our Lord for delivering us from the path to hell. But there is more, Vs: 5-10: “Our God is directing us toward His commonwealth called heaven.”  Along the way we are to engage in several things: Suffer well, Vs: 5; Seek His will, Vs: 6; Share His word, Vs: 9; Stand and worship, Vs: 10.

Brothers and sisters these things should occupy our minds as we come to the house of worship.  Just as this Psalm was written for the dedication of the temple.  May God help you and I to get past the clutter, confusion, and chaos of our routines this Sunday.  May we get down to the business of truly worshipping the God who drew us out!!! This is truly more refreshing than the water that I drank from my grandfather’s well all those years ago.

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