260 Devotional: November 30, Psalm 130


Advent Week 1: Prophecy & Longing – the Old Testament Story

Nov 30       Monday of the First Week of Advent


Psalm 130 (ESV)

My Soul Waits for the Lord

A Song of Ascents.

Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!
    O Lord, hear my voice!
Let your ears be attentive
    to the voice of my pleas for mercy!

If you, O Lord, should mark iniquities,
    O Lord, who could stand?
But with you there is forgiveness,
    that you may be feared.

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.

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
    For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
    and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
    from all his iniquities.




  • Imagine yourself as a watchman (guard) assigned to keep watch all night. What do you see and how do you feel?
  • What is the relationship between hope and waiting?
  • How will you obey the command to put your hope in the LORD?
  • Read this psalm slowly and meditatively as your prayer to the Lord today.



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