Psalm 119:153-160; Resh and the Lord is my Savior

Within Judeo-Christian circles, the term “salvation” is used frequently.  The secular response to this call to accept salvation is usually “what do I need saving from?”  This passage in Psalm 119 shows the sensitivity the Psalmist has to this need in a very practical sense.  From a “physical salvation” standpoint, the Psalmist asks God to rescue him from the affliction of enemies and to revive him and give him new strength as he lives out his life. The source for this physical salvation is God’s word, ordinances and lovingkindnesses. From a “spiritual salvation” standpoint, the Psalmist asks for God to redeem him because he knows he can not stand before God on his own. Our loving God holds out this ministry of salvation to all who would ask him…

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