Psalm 121, 123-125, 128-130: Where Does Your Help Come From?

Today’s reading was several shorter Psalms, none of which have named authors, though I suppose the assumption is that David wrote them. Each of the Psalms today shared a similar theme, though they expressed it differently. That theme is the Lord as Helper.

Look at what each says:

Psalm 121:1-2:

lift up my eyes to wthe hills.
From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.

Psalm 123:2:

Behold, as the eyes of servants
look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a maidservant
to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he has mercy upon us.

Psalm 124:1-5:

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side—
let Israel now say—
if it had not been the Lord who was on our side
when people rose up against us,
then they would have swallowed us up alive,
when their anger was kindled against us;
then the flood would have swept us away,
the torrent would have gone cover us;
then over us would have gone
the raging waters.

Psalm 125:1-2:

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so hthe Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.

Psalm 128:1-2:

Blessed is everyone who fears the Lord,
who walks in his ways!
You shall eat the fruit of the labor of your hands;
you shall be blessed, and it shall be well with you.

Psalm 129:4:

The Lord is righteous;
he has cut the cords of the wicked.

Psalm 130:7-8:

O Israel, hope in the Lord!
For with the Lord there is steadfast love,
and with him is plentiful redemption.
And he will redeem Israel
from all his iniquities.

Let us hold close to the words from this last passage. Let us hope in God, for in Him, through Jesus Christ, there is plentiful redemption.

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