His Favor Is for Life

 Scripture

For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure for a night, but joy comes in the morning.  Psalm 30:5

Observation

The psalmist is extolling answered prayer.  God is only angry temporarily.  Favor from God is forever.  What favor from God is it that I have that I can count on into eternity?  It is salvation that comes from Jesus Christ.

Application

The trials I go through are only temporary.  God gets angry because of my insolence.  I am thankful that is a temporary thing.  Even so, His favor o me s forever.  In His anger is still His everlasting favor.  His gift of salvation, His grace, His mercy — these will endure.  By this assurance of the psalmist I am able to worship Him in awe and reverence instead of cowering in abject fear.

Prayer

Lord, thank You for Your favor.  I rejoice in Your salvation.