Yahweh is not angry (Ps 85:3-85:7)

“You withdrew all your wrath.

You turned from your hot anger.

Restore us again!

O God of our salvation!

Put away your indignation toward us!

Will you be angry with us forever?

Wilt you prolong your anger to all generations?

Will you not revive us again?

Thus your people may rejoice in you.

Show us your steadfast love!

Yahweh!

Grant us your salvation!”

The psalmist wanted Yahweh to put away his hot anger for them. They wanted to be restored again. Yahweh was the God who granted salvation to them. They wanted to know if God was going to be angry with them forever into future generations. They wanted to be revived so that they could rejoice with Yahweh and his steadfast love. That was their salvation to live in the love of God.

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