Living the Bible

"Hurry, Lord!" (Psalm 70)

March 19, 2021 David Murray Season 7 Episode 70
Living the Bible
"Hurry, Lord!" (Psalm 70)
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Living the Bible
"Hurry, Lord!" (Psalm 70)
Mar 19, 2021 Season 7 Episode 70
David Murray

Our prayers are too passive and patient. They need to be more urgent and pressing. We ask God for submission to wait for him; why don’t we ask God for speedier responses? 

But, is it ever okay to ask God to hurry? Our instincts would say, “No.” The Bible says, “Yes.” David tells God to hurry four times in Psalm 70. He opens and closes this short five-verse Psalm with four ‘Hurry ups.’ 

  • Make haste, O God, to deliver me! (1)
  • Lord, make haste to help me! (1)
  • Hasten to me, O God! (5)
  • O Lord, do not delay! (5)

 Although waiting patiently on God is commended far more frequently in the Psalms, there are occasions when it’s fine to ask God to hurry. What are these occasions? What can we ask God to hurry? Let’s look at Psalm 70 for guidance.

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Show Notes

Our prayers are too passive and patient. They need to be more urgent and pressing. We ask God for submission to wait for him; why don’t we ask God for speedier responses? 

But, is it ever okay to ask God to hurry? Our instincts would say, “No.” The Bible says, “Yes.” David tells God to hurry four times in Psalm 70. He opens and closes this short five-verse Psalm with four ‘Hurry ups.’ 

  • Make haste, O God, to deliver me! (1)
  • Lord, make haste to help me! (1)
  • Hasten to me, O God! (5)
  • O Lord, do not delay! (5)

 Although waiting patiently on God is commended far more frequently in the Psalms, there are occasions when it’s fine to ask God to hurry. What are these occasions? What can we ask God to hurry? Let’s look at Psalm 70 for guidance.

Instagraphics.
Website.
iTunes.
Spotify.