The Lost and the Found

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This psalm is an acrostic poem. Each stanza begins with successive letters of the Hebrew alphabet. The verses of each stanza begin with the same letter of the Hebrew alphabet.

153 Look on my suffering and deliver me,
for I have not forgotten your law.
154 Defend my cause and redeem me;
preserve my life according to your promise.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;
preserve my life according to your laws.
157 Many are the foes who persecute me,
but I have not turned from your statutes.
158 I look on the faithless with loathing,
for they do not obey your word.
159 See how I love your precepts;
preserve my life, Lord, in accordance with your love.
160 All your words are true;
all your righteous laws are eternal. Psalm 119:153-160

There are two verses I’d like to key in on today:

155 Salvation is far from the wicked,
for they do not seek out your decrees.
156 Your compassion, Lord, is great;
preserve my life according to your laws.

Even though the wicked are far from God, He still has compassion on them, well, on us. He has always been the God of the Second, Third, and Twentieth Chance. Did you believe the first time you heard the Gospel? It’s rare that any of us did.

God has the ability to change the hardest of hearts. Some reading this feel that one person you know is just lost beyond all hope. But what if you see no fruit, no slightest change in the person?

D.L. Moody once remarked, “I wouldn’t be praying for this person for thirty years if I didn’t believe God would save him.”

God has you praying for this one person for a reason, and perhaps you are the only person in the world praying for that person. Keep praying. Keep seeking. Keep expecting God to move.

God still has compassion on the lost. And He still has compassion on us, the Found, as well.

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  1. Mark Luker

    amen – good words

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