Psalm 124

A Song of Ascents. Of David.

1 “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,” Let Israel now say—

2 “If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us,

3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, when their wrath was kindled against us;

4 Then the waters would have overwhelmed us, the stream would have gone over our soul;

5 Then the swollen waters would have gone over our soul.”

6 Blessed be the LORD, Who has not given us as prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul has escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken, and we have escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, Who made heaven and earth.

 

So, we have met the enemy and he is us.  We have asked for help from God.  We are perpetually pursuing and pressing on towards His perfection.  That brings us to psalm 124 where we take a moment to reflect on why we need God.  Let everyone now say, if God had not been there to help us, we would never have made it this far, and we certainly will not get any farther.

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