Psalms 13:1-3

1 How long, Yahveh? Will you forget me permanently? How long will you hide your face from me? 2 How long will I store up anxious worries within me, agony in my mind every day? How long will my enemy dominate me? 3 Consider me and answer, Yahveh my God. Restore brightness to my eyes; otherwise, I will sleep in death.

Does the psalmist doubt his relationship with God? No.

Does he want God to rescue him? Yes.

What would happen if God didn’t answer him? Would he die and go to heaven? No, he would sleep the sleep of the dead until the resurrection. Death is not the rescue for the saints. It is not what we hope for. Our hope is God’s intervention today, or the greatest intervention tomorrow: the resurrection.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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