Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms 130
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 130:1-8
A Song of Ascents.
130:1Out of the depths have I cried unto thee, O Jehovah.
130:2Lord, hear my voice:
Let thine ears be attentive
To the voice of my supplications.
130:3If thou, Jehovah, shouldest mark iniquities,
O Lord, who could stand?
130:4But there is forgiveness with thee,
That thou mayest be feared.
130:5I wait for Jehovah, my soul doth wait,
And in his word do I hope.
130:6My soul waiteth for the Lord
More than watchmen wait for the morning;
Yea, more than watchmen for the morning.
130:7O Israel, hope in Jehovah;
For with Jehovah there is lovingkindness,
And with him is plenteous redemption.
130:8And he will redeem Israel
From all his iniquities.
March 26, 1922: Psalms 130:1-8
When does the Lord hear us and answer our prayers? The Lord hears us and answers our prayers when we are unified with Spirit and Spirit unified with us. We are unified when we are able to live close to God consciously, when we become so earnest in our prayers that our desires are indelibly registered in the invisible spiritual realms. When our prayers do not bring forth as we think they should, it is because this inner union is not securely made.
If the Lord should take note of all our shortcomings, what would be the outcome? None of us could stand. Through the forgiving law of love, God does not deal with us “after our sins”, nor reward us “after our iniquities.”
How does the law of forgiveness work in consciousness? The law of forgiveness erases ignorant, destructive thoughts from consciousness, and in their places, puts thoughts of dynamic love and trust; forgiveness dismisses displeasure and resentment from the heart. It sets free the loving-kindness and tender mercies of Spirit.
How does the law of divine forgiveness become active in our lives? By our forgiveness of those who trespass against us, as is set forth in the Lord's Prayer: “Forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.”
Explain: “My soul waiteth for the Lord” Man, in consciousness, has lived in the outer so long, that his inner spiritual faculties have become inactive from lack of exercise. When the soul waits on the Lord, all the forces of being are concentrated within; then we absolutely feel and know that God is working in our souls. In this way, the faculties are unfolded, and they become fit instruments for Spirit.
When we seek the Lord with our whole heart, what is the result? Outer kingdoms may rise and fall; heaven and earth may pass away, but the spiritual word holds fast in consciousness; a new heaven and a new earth (new mind and new body). The whole man is redeemed.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 12-02-2013