Psalms 124-127

Psalm 124 – Israel’s Praise Of The Lord For Deliverance From Powerful Enemies
Psalm 125 – Israel’s Security Celebrated In Testimony, Prayer And Benediction
Psalm 126 – A Song Of Joy For The Restoration Of The Exiled Community To Zion
Psalm 127 – Godly Wisdom Concerning Home And Hearth

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One Reply to “Psalms 124-127”

  1. Psalm 124. “If the Lord had not been on our side–let Israel say–if the Lord had not been on our side…” (124:1) begins this short psalm reminds me of some full gospel services we’ve attended. The psalter baits the congregation with the question, “what if we didn’t have the Lord on our side?” The repetition enhances the tension until the answer erupts, “Praise be to the Lord, who has not let us be torn by their teeth” (124:6). In days of struggle, always remember the Lord is on our side.

    Psalm 125. “Lord, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart….Peace be on Israel” (125:5). Good will prevail over evil. When? I do not know, but we have assurance that good will win the day. Be patient and trust in the Lord, peace will come.

    Psalm 126. “Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy…The Lord has done great things for us and we are fill with joy” (126:2,3). The concept of having our mouths “filled with laughter” is compelling. For some reason the image of such great joy reminds me of great days of fun with loved ones, especially our children. My amazing wife designed birthday celebrations that were non-stop fun from the time the children arrived. They left the party with small treat bags, but great memories of laughter and games. Their mouths were filled with laughter and their tongues sang with joy. Just a small token of the great days the Lord has in store for us.

    Psalm 127. “Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain” (127.1). Lord, build this house, this family, these people who love you above all else. Everything I do today, I pray, belongs to you. Let me not labor in vain, but for your glory and your kingdom. Amen.

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