Psalm 121 is known as a song of ascent. These were psalms thought to have been used in annual pilgrimages to Jerusalem. The city is on hills in Judea and the trip towards Jerusalem is always referred to as going ‘up to Jerusalem’. Journey with me this morning using Psalm 121 and get a new, higher view of God, as we continue our Lenten pilgrimage to the cross.
I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
4 Behold, he who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
5 The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
6 The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
8 The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time forth and forevermore.
Have a blessed Sunday as you worship our Lord.
Suggestion: Read this psalm again sometime today and pause after verse 2 and thank God for His help in a situation you faced this last week. After verse 5 as you thank God for your protection this last week from any disasters that might have befallen you. After verse 8 for the future care and hope He provides now and for eternity.