Three kinds of people are mentioned in this psalm: those who trust in the Lord, who are also called righteous and good; those who compromise with the enemy; and those who deliberately go on the wrong path. Thank God for the faithful who believe God and obey His Word! The psalm names the benefits that faith and faithfulness bring to God’s people.
Our faith keeps us standing, obeying, praying and hoping! Within us is the joy of freedom from sins forgiven because of Jesus, God’ Son. God is all around us, “encircling us” with his protection and provisions. The faithful are not shaken because God is unchanging in His love for us! Before us is the promise of life eternal. God is and always will be God, the One and Only we can have complete trust in what He says He will do. Eternal life is just one of those promises to be with us. God always has and always will be our strength, hope, joy and peace for all who truly believe He is God.
Worship and Wisdom, Psalms and Proverbs
Psalm 125, The Message
1-5 Those who trust in God
are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain
you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
and God encircles his people—
always has and always will.
The fist of the wicked
will never violate
What is due the righteous,
provoking wrongful violence.
Be good to your good people, God,
to those whose hearts are right!
God will round up the backsliders,
corral them with the incorrigibles.
Peace over Israel!
TRUTH: “God encircles His people—always has and always will.”
Proverb 3:3-4, The Message
WISDOM: “Don’t lose your grip on Love and Loyalty. Tie them around your neck; carve their initials on your heart. Earn a reputation for living well in God’s eyes and the eyes of the people.”
Our Father in Heaven,
Hallowed is Your Name. May Your Kingdom come and reign in us and all around us so we recognize you at work and praise you always. May Your will be done in every detail of our lives on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day all we need to do your work well, leaving nothing undone. And forgive us our sins as we forgive those who sin against us. Lead us not into temptations but deliver us from all evil. For you have all power, to you be all glory, honor and praise. In Jesus Name, Amen