This Psalm assured travellers on their way to the Temple in Jerusalem
that they were under God’s protection. They came from all over the nation
three times a year to worship and celebrate.
Jesus travelled the same road up to Jerusalem for Passover,
but instead of bringing a lamb as an offering,
He was the sacrificial Lamb.
I lift up my eyes to the hills,Psalm 121
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber or sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
The Lord is your shade at
your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you
by day, Nor the moon by night.
The Lord shall preserve you
from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your
going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore.
In most religions man gives offerings to his gods,
blood is spilt to appease them.
Jesus offered up His life to pay for our selfish rebellion to God.
His own blood was spilt for us.
The Creator dies for His creation.
God was already worthy of praise, honour and worship,
and yet He stooped to redeem us because we were helpless
to save ourselves, and because He loved us that much.
As a result, we can read this Psalm as Christians
with a new understanding of His protection from evil in all areas of our lives;
going out and coming in,
now and forevermore.
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