-Theme: From reverence to restoration. Forgiveness is the result of repentance, which leads to redemption, lovingkindness, truth, righteousness, peace, and God’s glory.
-Historical Insight: This is another Psalm of the sons of Korah for the choir director in Temple worship. These again were the Temple assistants and servants of the most high LORD.
-*Application* Our spiritual lives need revitalization periodically when we fall out of favor with our God and King. The reverence for Him and desire for closeness has everything to do with His blessings and peace of our lives. He is the only One who can cover and forgive our sins and make us clean again with His holy righteousness. This is where our ultimate joy, hope, and love are found and abound. Once we have His presence living in us and setting us free from sin, it is foolishness and folly to go back to wayward paths, which lead us into danger, terror, and disaster. Don’t drive a wedge in your fellowship with your Creator. We give God His due glory when we abide in His truth, which leads to His salvation and a life well lived. “Indeed, the LORD will give what is good, and our land will yield its produce (Psalm 85:12).” God is the only One who is totally righteous and He is THE way (Psalm 85:13, John 14:6).
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 85:9