-Theme: The forgiving power of God, which leads to reverence of Him. Confessing our sins. Waiting on and hoping in the LORD. The lovingkindness of the Redeemer of Israel.
-Historical Insight: This is yet another anonymous “Psalm of Ascent,” which may have been written by Hezekiah.
-*Application* I love the general term “depths” that the author uses here (Psalm 130:1). This term denotes variety in those sunken situations that we find ourselves immersed in throughout our lives when we transgress God’s commands and plans. There’s no doubt about it, sin puts us in a pit. When we are down and without hope for redemption, we can always cry out to God who hears our voice. In His lovingkindness, grace, and mercy He takes pity on our lowly estate and brings us back to a place where we stand in awe of His restoration. His forgiveness, not His justice, is what we truly need. So wait on the LORD and His “abundant redemption (Psalm 130:7).” We have hope in His Word, the cross, and the resurrection that it will come, and all of our iniquities will be washed away giving us eternal sanctified life (Ephesians 5:25-27).
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 130:7