“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 6:23, ESV)

05/12/2021 – Evening Service: John Owen on Psalm 130, a personal and pastoral reflection

Bible Readings:

Romans 7 – 8:17

Psalms 130

Sermon Outline:

Psalm 130 (NKJV)

A Song of Ascents.

1 Out of the depths I have cried to You, O Lord;

2 Lord, hear my voice! Let Your ears be attentive To the voice of my supplications.

3 If You, Lord, should mark iniquities, O Lord, who could stand?

4 But there is forgiveness with You, That You may be feared.

5 I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, And in His word I do hope.

6 My soul waits for the Lord More than those who watch for the morning— Yes, more than those who watch for the morning.

7 O Israel, hope in the Lord; For with the Lord there is mercy, And with Him is abundant redemption.

8 And He shall redeem Israel From all his iniquities.

I What this Psalm is about?

II Three things I learned from Owen on Psalm 130

A personal and pastoral reflection

  1. Owen’s book shows me how to preach the Gospel
  2. It reminds me of the cruelty of giving out false assurance
  3. It teaches me how to wait for God’s own comfort
  • Wait patiently
  • Wait diligently, “Be up and doing”
  • Wait expectantly