Where does you help come from?
Psalm 121:1-8 (NIV)
I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. He will not let your foot slip– he who watches over you will not slumber; indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. The LORD watches over you– the LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The LORD will keep you from all harm– he will watch over your life; the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
I really love this Psalm. I can almost see David, perhaps standing in the courtyard of his palace. The hills surrounding Jerusalem to the West and the mountains raising up to the region of Moab (now Jordan) to his East. David did not consider his palace and his great might to be his protection; he knew power was fleeting.
For David the real help comes from God alone. David had traversed the surrounding territory for a long time. David was familiar with the difficult pathways, dangerous Wadi’s when the rains came and the extreme heat that can effect the area. Yet David understood that when it came down to where to put your trust, only God would suffice. After all, God is the Maker of heaven and earth.
Where does your help come from?
Special Note: Watch this post as we will try to give you a little glimpse of Israel every night, as we walk the land where Jesus walked. Tomorrow we will travel the Dead Sea region. Follow us on Twitter@ChrisKbeaberean. That feed to provide images and updates
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