Daily Devotion-June 25, 2015-Revival Is Not Primarily an Emotional Event

Truth in Palmyra

Psalm 85:6

Wilt thou not revive us again: that thy people may rejoice in thee?


I really want to choose careful words here as I delve into this next topic. Causing offense or divisions in the body of Christ is not and never has been my objective. So, please just bear with me as I run through this thought. Thanks!

God is clearly all for us expressing joy, and even emotive joy over the blessings He has clearly given us. In our verse above, the Psalmist clearly asks to be revived so that the people can rejoice. We see this in other places as well:

After his sin with Bathsheeba and his restoration(revival one might say) David had the following to say:

Psalm 51:12 Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

The congreation sang the following in song to celebrate their return…

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