Sunday, 1 November 2015

Pondering the Psalms - Psalm 121

Each Sunday I am going to choose a Psalm and write down some brief thoughts on it.


Today I'm looking at Psalm 121 



This is one of the Psalms of Ascent



This Psalm falls into three parts:


V. 1-2
Question
Answer



V. 3-4
God's deeds towards us
God's character for our benefit



V. 5-8
Reassurance & examples of all that God is doing for us




Question & Answer.
I believe that the Psalmist is looking up in awe and wonder because He knows the greatness of God.

The question is not a pleading or desperate one it is one that he already knows the answer to and finds comfort from it.  There is the feeling of the Psalmist resting content in his knowledge that God is in control of everything.


We must recognize the greatness of God


God's Deeds & Character.
Even though God is the great creator of all things He cares about us so much that He is always looking after us.  Continually aware of what help we need and not slacking on the job but ever awake and alert.

The Psalmist uses repetition here to stress just how important it is for us to know that God is always awake.  He doesn't nod off, doesn't take a siesta, doesn't take a cat nap.  He doesn't even let his eyes droop on us.
I have previously written about how encouraging that is for us in Forty Winks


Reassurance & Examples.
Again just to make sure we have taken in the awe and wonder that the Psalmist has of our great God; he gives us examples of what God does and we are left with complete reassurance that YES everything we need will come from God.







Oh how important it is that we see the greatness of God 

and

the One who is in control

but also that 

He cares so much for us 

that 

He is constantly looking after us.







5 comments:

  1. I'm intimately familiar with this Psalm - it was our Scripture verse from our wedding 31+ years ago, and remains completely relevant today. Thank you for the thoughts...

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  2. Oh I love posts that make God bigger to me than I'd realized. This was great!

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  3. That is funny. This is the second blog I read today speaking of God being in control no matter how things look. Thanks for giving me this reassurance today, as it is a rocky season in my life right now. I definitely need the reminder.

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  4. I need to write down these verses and read them often. Thanks for the reminder :)

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  5. What a wonderful message, Sandra! Thanks for sharing with #SocialButterflySunday! Hope to see you link up again this week :)

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