A Psalm for Christians
Living in a
Let's be honest with ourselves -
The world we live in
is often Hostile toward
and those who love Jesus.
that comes against believers.
Psalm 123 KJV
Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the Lord our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
3 Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
The following Psalm 123 video
has a Powerful Message
Strengthen and Encourage
Prepare us to be faithful to you
Teach us to love like you love.
God's Word teaches us to say:
Bless me with life so that I can
continue to obey you.
Open my eyes to see wonderful things
in your Word.
I am but a pilgrim here on earth:
how I need a map -
and your commands are my chart and guide.
I long for your instructions
more than I can tell.
Psalm 119:17-20 TLB
Psalm 123 NIV
The NIV translation has chosen some words
that can help us get in touch
with the emotions
we sometimes battle.
I lift up my eyes to you,
to you who sit enthroned in heaven.
2 As the eyes of slaves look to the hand of their master,
as the eyes of a female slave look to the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes look to the Lord our God,
till he shows us his mercy.
3 Have mercy on us, Lord, have mercy on us,
for we have endured no end of contempt.
4 We have endured no end of ridicule from the arrogant,
of contempt from the proud.
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