Psalm 85 Outline
– God forgave Israel of its iniquities many times before in the past (Psalm 85:1-3)
– The psalmist begged God to restore and revive the nation of Israelites (Psalm 85:4-7)
– God’s salvation is near to those who fear him (Psalm 85:8-9)
– God implements his righteousness among the faithful people (Psalm 85:10-13)
Psalm 85 Summary
In Psalm 85:1-3, in the past, God had shown his favor to the land of Israel and restored them. God relented from his anger and forgave the iniquities of the people after they repented from their sins.
In Psalm 85:4-7, the psalmist pleaded God to restore the nation of Israel and revive them again so that the people may rejoice in him.
In Psalm 85:8-9, God promises peace to his saints, to those who do commandments. God’s salvation is near to those who fear him and abide in his commandments.
In Psalm 85:10-13, God will carry out his righteousness among the people when they are faithful to him.
Psalm 85 Bible Study
1. God is ever forgiving and accepting us
God is always ready to forgive and accept us when we sincerely confess and repent from our sins. In 1 John 1:9, if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. In Titus 2:14, who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. In John 17:25, O righteous Father, the world hath not known thee: but I have known thee, and these have known that thou hast sent me.