Tuesday, June 30, 2015

JESUS Restored Me

Psalm 126

A song of ascents.

1When The LORD Restored the fortunes of Zion,
we were like those who dreamed.

2Our mouths were filled with laughter,
our tongues with songs of joy.

Then it was said among the nations,

“The LORD Has Done Great Things for them.”

 3The LORD Has Done Great Things For us,

and we are filled with joy.

4Restore our fortunes, LORD,
like streams in the Negev.

5Those who sow with tears
will reap with songs of joy.

6Those who go out weeping,
carrying seed to sow,
will return with songs of joy,
carrying sheaves with them.


It was with reference to some great and surprising deliverance of the people of GOD out of bondage and distress that this Psalm was penned, most likely their return out of Babylon in Ezra's time. Though Babylon is not mentioned here (as it is, Psalm 137).

Probably this psalm was penned by Ezra, or some of the prophets that came up with the first. We read of singers of the children of Asaph, that famous psalmist, who returned then, Ezra 2:41. Yet their captivity there was the most remarkable captivity both in itself and as their return out of it was typical of our Redemption by CHRIST.

It is good to observe how GOD'S Deliverances of HIS people are for us, that we may rejoice in them. And how much more ought Redemption from the wrath to come, from the power of sin and of satan, to be valued!  The sinner convinced of his guilt and danger, when by looking to a Crucified SAVIOR he receives peace to his conscience, and power to break off his sins.

JESUS Surrounds HIS Church Both Now And Forevermore

Psalm 125

A song of ascents.

1Those who trust In The LORD are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be shaken but endures forever.

2As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So The LORD Surrounds HIS people
both now and forevermore.

3The scepter of the wicked will not remain
over the land allotted to the righteous,
for then the righteous might use
their hands to do evil.

4LORD, Do Good to those who are good,
to those who are upright in heart.
5But those who turn to crooked ways
The LORD Will Banish with the evildoers.
Peace Be On Israel.


GOD Honors the confidence of HIS people, by protection and deliverance, and leaves hypocrites to the doom of the wicked.

Mount Zion, as an emblem of permanence, and locality of Jerusalem as one of security, represent the firm and protected condition of GOD'S people (Psalm 46:5), supported not only by Providence, but by Covenant Promise. Even the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed, but GOD'S Kindness Shall Not Depart, nor HIS Covenant of peace be removed (Isaiah 54:10);

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet MY Unfailing Love for you Will Not Be Shaken nor MY Covenant of Peace Be Removed," Says The LORD, WHO Has Compassion On you.”


If THE LORD JESUS Had Not Saved Us,The Power Of Death Would Have Swallowed Us Alive

Psalm 124

A song of ascents. Of David.

1If The LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say—

2if The LORD had not been on our side
when people attacked us,

3they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;
4the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,

5the raging waters
would have swept us away.

6Praise Be To The LORD,
WHO Has Not Let us be torn by their teeth.

7We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;

the snare has been broken,

and we have escaped.

8Our help Is In The Name of The LORD,
The Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 124

GOD Allows sometimes the enemies of HIS people sometimes to prevail very far against them, that HIS Power May Be Seen the more in their deliverance. Blessed are the people whose GOD Is JEHOVAH, GOD of all-sufficiency. Besides applying this to any particular deliverance done in our days and the ancient times, we should have in our thoughts the Great Work of Redemption by JESUS CHRIST, By WHOM believers were rescued from satan, our great enemy.

JESUS SON OF GOD, Have Mercy On Us

Psalm 123

A song of ascents.

1I lift up my eyes to YOU,

To YOU Who Sit Enthroned in heaven.

2As 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.

3Have Mercy On us, LORD, Have Mercy On us,
for we have endured no end of contempt.

4We have endured no end
of ridicule from the arrogant,
of contempt from the proud.


This Psalm was penned at a time then Israel was brought low and trampled upon; some think it was when the Jews were captives in Babylon, though that was not the only time that they were insulted over by the proud.

The psalmist begins as if he spoke for himself only (v. 1), but presently speaks in the name of the people of Israel.

Here is, 

I. Their expectation of Mercy from GOD (v. 1, 2).

II. Their plea for Mercy with GOD, (v. 3, 4).

In singing it we must have our eye up to GOD'S Favor with a holy concern, and then an eye down to men's reproach with a contempt.

Pray For The Peace Of Jerusalem

Psalm 122

A song of ascents. Of David.

1I rejoiced with those who said to me,
“Let us go to the House of The LORD.”

2Our feet are standing
in Your Gates, Jerusalem.
3Jerusalem is built like a city
that is closely compacted together.
4That is where the tribes go up—
the tribes of The LORD
to praise The Name of The LORD
according to the Statute Given to Israel.

5There stand the thrones for judgment,
the thrones of the house of David.

6Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May those who love you be secure.

7May there be peace within your walls
and security within your citadels.”
8For the sake of my family and friends,
I will say, “Peace be within you.”
9For the Sake of The House of The LORD our GOD,
I will seek your prosperity.


This Psalm seems to have been penned by David for the use of the people of Israel, when they came up to Jerusalem to worship at the three solemn feasts. It was in David's time that Jerusalem was first chosen to be the city where GOD Would Put HIS Name.

It being a new thing, this, among other means, was used to bring the people to be in love with Jerusalem, as the holy city, though it was but the other day in the hands of the Jebusites.


I. The joy with which they were to go up to Jerusalem (v. 1, 2).

II. The great esteem they were to have of Jerusalem (v. 3-5).

III. The great concern they were to have for Jerusalem and the prayers they were to put up for its welfare (v. 6-9). 

In singing this Psalm we must have an eye to the Gospel church, which is called the “Jerusalem that is from above.”

Meine Hilfe Kommt Von Dem Herrn - My Help Comes From JEHOVAH

Psalm 121

A song of ascents.

1I lift up my eyes to the mountains—

where does my help come from?

2My help comes from The LORD,
The Maker of heaven and earth.

3HE Will Not Let your foot slip—
HE Who Watches Over you Will Not Slumber;
4indeed, HE WHO Watches Over Israel
Will neither Slumber nor Sleep.
5The LORD Watches Over you—
The LORD Is your Shade at your right hand;

6the sun will not harm you by day,
nor the moon by night.

7The LORD Will Keep you from all harm—
HE Will Watch Over your life;

8The LORD Will Watch Over your coming and going
both now and forevermore.


Some call this the soldier's psalm, and think it was penned in the camp, when David was hazarding his life in the high places of the field, and thus trusted GOD to cover his head in the day of battle. Others call it the traveler’s psalm (for there is nothing in it of military dangers) and think David penned it when he was going abroad, and designed it for the carriage, for a good man's convoy and companion in a journey or voyage.

But wherever we are, at home or abroad, we are exposed to danger more than we are aware of; and this Psalm directs and encourages us to repose ourselves and our confidence in GOD, and by faith to put ourselves under HIS Protection and commit ourselves to HIS Care, which we must do, with an entire satisfaction.

In singing this Psalm,

I. David here assures himself of help from GOD (v. 1, 2).

II. He assures others of it (v. 3-8).