The Blessing of Psalm 124


Psalm 124


A Psalm of David

That

Proclaims:


God rescues!





In this Psalm we read

the story of God rescuing Israel

- and -

if we look,

we see a psalm reminding us that

it is God who also

rescues us!




We begin this

Psalm of Thanksgiving

by listening to

Psalm 124 NKJV





Psalm 124 KJV


If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;

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

3 Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.


God is the one who rescues us.


We have all been there -

in a crisis situation where we are desperate for help.


We have all faced an enemy

in the form of a crisis situation.

It might be financial,
it might be a disaster situation,
it might be a wayward teen,
it might even be fighting for our very life
or
the life of one we love.....


We have all been in situations

where only a miracle can help.


And God is the one who rescues us - even if we don't perceive it at the time.

- - -

Psalm 124

is a beautiful psalm reminding us that:

It is God who rescues us.




A Psalm for Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow


The 124th Psalm is a psalm of

yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

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For those of us who have been a Christian

for a long time,

we read this Psalm

and remember

times

that God rescued us.

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Then...

If we are going through difficult trials,

we read Psalm 124 and realize

that God will rescue us.

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If we read this psalm

while thinking about future trials,

we realize that

God is in our tomorrow's

and he will find us there and rescue us then.




Psalm 124

A Psalm of Deliverance

~

Lord,

You are the King.

You are the Lord.

You are the One

Who delivers me.








God rescues us

from

Satan's snares.


Verse 7 

Our soul is escaped as a bird

out of the snare of the fowlers:

the snare is broken, and we are escaped.


Satan enjoys getting us entangled in his snares.


For example,


  • He distorts our perceptions in order to confuse us.
  • He lowers our inhibitions in order to entice us.

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Sometimes we complicate our situations by

our unwise actions.

For example,


# 1. Satan gives a sense of urgency in order to push us to make a quick choice before we have all the facts and prayed about it. 

       And we fall for that trap.


# 2. Satan discourages us from reading the Bible.

       And we fall for that trap.


Words of Deliverance


Words from the Bible


And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work,

and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom:

to whom be glory for ever and ever.

Amen.

2 Timothy 4:18


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As young David was facing the giant, he said,

"The Lord that delivered me out of the paw of the lion, and out of the paw of the bear,
he will deliver me out of the hand of this Philistine."

1 Samuel 17:37


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The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil:
he shall preserve thy soul.
The Lord shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in
from this time forth,
and even for evermore.

Psalm 121:7-8



Note that

Psalm 124 is called

A Psalm of Ascent.

To learn more about that click:

                             Psalm 121