Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion! When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad! Psalm 53:6 NIV
Most of Psalms 53 describes very well the fallen nature of man. Because we are born in sin we start life running from GOD and building up desires and dreams for our own pleasures. This sinful nature will be part of us until GOD restores His people.
Psalms 53 is an old testament rendering of Romans 1-3.
Even Christians fail and sin. David says in verses 2-3 ” God looks down from heaven on all mankind to see if there are any who understand, any who seek God. Everyone has turned away, all have become corrupt; there is no one who does good, not even one. Romans 3:23 “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Two groups of people in Psalms 53.
Christians – Even though all people sin and fall short of God’s retirements there are those like me and you who believe Jesus died for our sins and God’s righteousness covers us. We will still sin but we also repent and put Faith in God.
Non-believers who has been molded by man’s fallen sinful nature to hate GOD and Christian. Great violence and darkness are born in their hearts. Their great rebellious love of self fuels their lives. They cannot stand holiness. They try and destroy it. But GOD stands in their way.
Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!
The great desire for restoration comes out of verse six: “Oh, that salvation for Israel would come out of Zion!” I am always praying for Israel but I am also praying for a revival of America. Not the political “Make America Great Again” even though I voted for it. Only GOD can save America. Only a move of revival by His Spirit will darkness be overcome.
“When” not “If”
When God restores his people, let Jacob rejoice and Israel be glad! GOD is going to restore mankind. In the last days mankind wail be set free from the fallen nature of sin and total restoration will be complete. I also pray revival will restore even our pagan USA to a Christian level of following GOD. I pray God would put a lightnside our nation. Maybe a modern Billy Graham be raised by GOD. I look forward to GOD’S restoration.