Hear My Cry, O Lord

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“Hear, O Lord, when I cry aloud;
be gracious to me and answer me!” (Psalm 27:7, ESV)

As David wrote Psalm 27, in verse 7, he pivoted from praise to prayer. There is a sense of plaintiff cry for help in verses 7 to 14. In the original language, verse 7 is succinct and direct: “Hear, O Lord; with my voice I call; pity me, and answer me” (Pulpit Commentary).

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Know God, No Fear

Photo: Joshua Hibbert. Design: Jonathan Yao.

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1, KJV)

This psalm of King David speaks of a personal YHWH who enlightens, guides, protects, and empowers the psalmist and freed him from the fear of others, of the known and the unknown. This ultimately causes him to seek God’s face and presence “all the days of his life” (Ps. 27:4). In poetic form, this three-part psalm consists of confident praise (vv. 1-6), plantiff prayer (vv. 7-12), and waiting hope (vv. 13-14) (Pulpit Commentary).

As children of God, we too know Him who is the way-maker, the truth-teller, and the life-giver. May we likewise pursue Christ with the constancy of heart, mind, and soul. Because He is my God, I need not fear. Shalom.

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How do you Find Identity and Worth?

 

Mrs Josephine Li-Lam, an EAST Partners in Ministry Faculty, shares in the #SaturdayGoodClip above how we can find our identity and worth.

“Your beauty comes, not from who you are, but Whose you are.” – Anonymous

Check out the clip and see how God can bring you from darkness to light, just as Josephine has found. She found her true identity in Christ. Once wanting to be the own boss of her life, Josephine found that to know Jesus is to make Him the real boss of her life as she started to have a real relationship with Jesus. Through the cross, through the blood of Jesus, she has rebuilt her relationship with God through believing in Jesus Christ whose sacrifice and shed blood has cleansed her of her sins and presented her pure and righteous before God.

Put your trust and faith in Jesus today to find your true identity and worth!

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Alumnus’ Heart of the Father

An alumnus, Zoloo Tsedendamba Zoljargal, shared one of his most significant moments at EAST, that of leading his eldest child to Christ: “One evening he suddenly asked me many spiritual questions. I felt it was time to share the gospel with him.” That night he has had the joy of seeing his own child coming to know the Saviour.

Zoloo‘s reflection showed the heart of a father and who rejoiced in the salvific work of the Heavenly Father. He is a Master of Arts in Leadership (2020) graduate and a former Student Council President. His wife, Muugii, likewise graduates with a Partners-in-Ministry certificate (2020).

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