Series: Psalms: Making the Connections

Psalm 80: The Restoration Plan

August 07, 2022 | Dr. Gary Hylander
Passage: Psalms 80:1-19

Clearly, David never experienced the extreme threats and devastation
described in Book 3 of the Psalms. Foreign enemies seem to be
attacking Israel with relentless force throughout these psalms. As
Asaph describes in poetic form the dangers Israel faced, he draws our
attention to seven psalms in particular, Psalms 77-83. We might call
these psalms Asaph’s pyramid, because they can be constructed in the
shape of a triangle, with Psalm 80 at the pinnacle.

In Psalm 79, Asaph reviews the Babylonian invasion of Jerusalem in
586 BC. Today’s passage, Psalm 80, describes the Assyrian invasion of
Samaria in 722 BC. As the Jews pondered the threats to the land and
their existence, Asaph’s readers would need to review the promise
made to Abram, an irrevocable promise, as described in Genesis 15.
There is a lesson for us to be applied here. It is this: when we lack
explanations from God, we continue to trust in the promises made by
God. As 2 Corinthians 1:20 reminds us, For all the promises of God find
their Yes in him. That is why it is through him that we utter our Amen to
God for his glory.

When Seeking God’s Intervention In Threatening Times, Note...
• The Guidance That God Has Provided. (1-3)

• The Question That God Has Prompted. (4-7)

• The Preparations That God Has Made. (8-11)

• The Urgency That God Has Observed. (12-15)

• The Deliverance That God Has Promised. (16-19)

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