“But my people would not listen to me; … If my people would but listen to me”
Lord was speaking to me how to come out of backslidden state. Seven steps to come out of struggle, how to break the dominion of sin. How to live a victorious life in Christ Jesus.
Restore us, O God; make your face shine upon us, that we may be saved” Cry out to the Lord to restore us from backsliding. Cry to deliver us from the struggle ?
“at your rebuke your people perish” It is better to receive the rebuke of the Lord than knowing the silence of God.
“Then we will not turn away from you; revive us, and we will call on your name” Plead to the Lord to revive so that we will never again backslide.
“This is what the LORD says— Israel’s King and Redeemer, the LORD Almighty” It is not by our effort but redemption comes from the Lord by His grace and mercy. So let us look at His face
“Remember these things, O Jacob, for you are my servant, O Israel” Let us remember how the Lord saved us by His grace. Let us meditate on His mercies.
“Return to me, for I have redeemed you” Yes; Lord I am returning to you, anoint me that I will never ever go away from you.
“he will say of Jerusalem, “Let it be rebuilt,” Yes I know Lord will re built me and the glory of latter part of life will be greater than the former part of my life.