Psalms 73 and 80: God’s Restoring Work By Our Exalting Christ

Posted on Feb 7, 2012 | 3 comments

“Whom do I have in heaven but You? And besides You there is nothing I desire on earth.” (Psalm 73:25)
“Let Your hand be upon the man of Your right hand, Upon the son of man whom You have strengthened for Yourself; then we will not turn back from You. Revive us, and we will call upon Your name.” (Psalm 80:17-18)

Psalm 73 concerns the desolation of the house of God. The reason for the desolation of God’s house was that Christ was not properly appreciated and exalted by God’s people. Psalm 80 reveals that restoration comes by exalting Christ (Psalm 80:17-18). The more we exalt Christ, giving Him the preeminence in everything, the more we will be revived and restored!

3 Comments

  1. Psalm 73:24b, “And afterward You will receive me in glory.” This is a strong turn from outward prosperity and strong tie to God’s New Testament economy to glorify many sons. Peter was martyred. Paul was in prison, but lived and magnified Christ there. John was exiled but saw the visions from golden lampstands to New Jerusalem. Lord, keep our inner eyes turned away from outward circumstances and turned to You!

  2. These videos are wonderful! I hope you can keep them coming. Very well done!
    Thank You Lord for Your word!

  3. I tend to be a very emotional peorsn. You penned it perfectly saying that regardless of our emotions God is always there, and always our strength. He is a God that never fails us, loves us unconditionally, and will never ever leave us. Thanks for this reminder!!

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