Psalm 79: 8, 9 Oh, do not remember former iniquities against us! Let Your tender mercies come speedily to meet us, For we have been brought very low. Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name’s sake!
The Psalmist Asaph speaks during the subsequent siege of Jerusalem by Babylon. Israel was nearing a point of extinction, yet this man along with other prophetic voices of the day reverberated the message of repentance; first personally and then nationally.
The current culture parallels what we read in this chapter. Will the church take heed from the ancient landmarks and arise with prophetic voices today for repentance. Repentance and forgiveness are mercy based, provided there is a response by the humble to appropriate what God offers through Jesus Christ.
When that happens glory will resound for the Lord’s name and deliverance will be realized by the Son’s atoning sacrifice on Calvary. For His name’s sake!