Psalm 121

Even in the sanctuary they drop on bills and stock and trade. Alternatively the psalmist could be "preaching" or dialoguing with himself between the godly man and his inner self as we see in Psalms 42 and We must trust in the Lord, as we are his children and like a loving and kind parent, will always watch over us and keep us safe.

Let us be found in our work, assured that the blessings promised in this psalm are ours.

Bible Commentaries

Our soul is kept from the dominion of sin, the infection of error, the crush of despondency, the puffing up of pride—kept from the world, the flesh, and the devil; kept for holier and greater things, kept in the love of God, kept unto the eternal kingdom and glory.

The sun shall not smite by day, nor the moon by night; "the Lord will preserve us from all evil" Psalms The Lord shall prevent the evil thou fearest, and Psalm 121, remove, or Psalm 121 the evil thou feelest.

He will help you. Disease, accident, death, the overwhelming by earthquakes, lightning, flood, storm; by the ferocity or the folly of men, and by any of the ten thousand ills Psalm 121 flesh is heir to. This is more necessary in a watchman than keeping awake; he must be quick to observe, attentive, noticing everything.


In other words first we note Who God is - a Strong Tower metaphorically or figuratively speaking. They cherish no heavenly visions. When we cannot look to any helper on a level with us, it is greatly wise to look above us; in fact, if we have a thousand helpers, our eyes should still be toward the Lord.

Click here to view The safety of the godly. He will sooner destroy heaven and earth than permit his people to Psalm 121 destroyed, and the perpetual hills themselves shall bow rather than he shall fail whose ways are everlasting.

For those olden days were not days Psalm 121 settled law and order, in which life and property were secure, and evil-doers could scarce hope to escape punishment.

Look up for providence to supply you — and the jar of flour will not be used up, and the jug of oil will not run dry; but God shall supply all your needs, according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

We come in to rest, enjoy; we come in to home relationships and quiet occupations; and we seldom suspect that there is a possible exaggerating of self in our times of passivity, as truly as in our times of activity.

He that keepeth thee will not slumber. For man evil is calamity. But it is not just enough to know Who He is.

Keen writes that He waits — he expects — he obtains. Look up; you will feel the heaven-breath upon your face. If we cannot see God, at least we will look towards him. Let her influence over this earth be studied; it is more powerful than is generally known. Recognizes the relation of what he sees to his people.

According to this interpretation, these psalms, among others, were sung in the context of the great pilgrimage feasts in which the nation was called to Jerusalem three times a year.

It has been conjectured that this brief song, or rather sigh, may have first been heard in the days of Nehemiah, or under the persecutions of Antiochus. What storm are you in now, dear child of the Living God?


These promises, however, are meant as characteristic promises -- these are the sort of things that the Lord does for those who rely on him. What are we to say? While the identity of the pronouns cannot be stated dogmatically, the idea of someone speaking these truths to their own soul is very attractive.

The verse is a chiasm: God will guard you as you go on your Psalm 121 of life, and as you return home. It is a short Psalm, written with singular art, containing one thought, and expressing if in a most engaging manner.

But if his soul has been kept, has not God been true to his word? Those hills, after all, might be hiding some threat, some predator. Thank you for saving me and for healing my body. God has made our journeyings safe by means of what we call the inventions of science and the resources of civilization.

Not the universal, but the general rule. Yet at the best no absolute security can be placed in any human watchman. It is this down-looking that makes us so weak. That is often the best way to preach a psalm -- to teach and preach about the prayer in order that the congregation may enter into the poem and become the speaker.

No matter what trials we face here in this life and even our souls in death. To him, this lovely world meant only a dusty road, dreary and unbeautiful, merely a place in which to look for coins.(h) not from hills and mountains; not from men, for vain is the help of man; not from kings and princes, the great men of the earth, nor from the most powerful nations; but from the Lord, as in Psalmwhich may be an answer to this.

I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from?My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will n.

Commentary on Psalm 121

Latin inscription of Psalm on the pediment of the Dannenwalde Manor house, Germany AroundSt. Benedict of Nursia chose this Psalm for the third office during the week, specifically from Tuesday until Saturday.

Psalm A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord,the Maker of heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot slip—he. A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip— he who watches over you. No; my confidence is in God only. Or, we must lift up our eyes above the hills; we must look to God who makes all earthly things to us what they are.

We must see all our help in God; from him we must expect it, in his own way and time. This psalm teaches us to comfort ourselves in the Lord, when difficulties and dangers are greatest.

Psalm 121
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