to increase. The sun will not smite you by day, Nor the moon by night. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. ATHENS, AL 35614 He promised Abraham that he would do this and he kept his word. Psalm 120–134 are the traditional “Songs of Ascent” that together formed a hymn book used by pilgrims as they went up to Jerusalem. / My help comes from the LORD, / Who made heaven and earth.” November 1st, 2017 by Pastor Ed in devotional. Please be with those who are have lost loved ones and give them strength and peace. You alone have the living water that sustains us in a sometimes dry and weary land.”, Psalm 121:1–2: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— / From whence comes my help? Do we turn to our material wealth, our human wisdom, our education, our looks or something else instead of relying on God? So many who claim to trust God will try to “pull themselves up by their own bootstraps” instead of simply turning their troubles over to him. https://www.facebook.com/DailyDevotionalInChrist/, https://www.instagram.com/dailydevotionalin/, https://www.youtube.com/channel/UChudnQHzaIbJQBhJyIUUmmg. Yet, they persisted in this same sin – the lack of faith in God and relying on his strength, care and protection. All 150 psalms were at one time . The journey was never easy and could be very dangerous. Lord God, increase my faith. Please click "Contact Us" above). One of the many problems that plagued Israel throughout the Old Testament era was that they would turn for help to the nations around them when they got into trouble instead of turning to God. about the assurance of God’s help. Insert your assembly times or a short message here. Key Points: Even when it’s hard, trust in God. If we would simply stop and look far off, into the eternal spiritual realm, our heart and soul would be restored and our spiritual perspective refreshed. It is a travel Psalm. He repeated this same promise many times during the journey to Canaan and then again when they arrived and began to take the land. Menu Facebook; Twitter; Email; Instagram; Posted on November 23, 2020 November 23, 2020 by dailydevotional_admin. But rather the mountains reminded him of God’s creative power, and that God alone is our source of help. / My help comes from the LORD, / Who made heaven and earth.”. They turned to Edom as though they could help. Powered by Congregate, EPHESUS CHURCH OF CHRIST My way of sharing Daily Devotional posts that I receive in order to help spread God’s Word in the best way I can I also share outside of Facebook via YouTube, Twitter, Instagram and private email. Devout Jews recite portions of this Psalm when they leave or enter their homes. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. They turned to Syria because they seemed to be mighty at the time. In fact many families read this Psalm out loud together before going on a trip. 5 The LORD watches over you--the LORD is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. The act of looking at or focusing on a distant object, allows the eye muscles to relax and be refreshed. But, the Isrealites trusted that God would get them safely to their destination. The LORD will protect you from all evil; He will keep your soul. Robert Fudge 10/06/15 - Devotionals. 21815 ELKTON ROAD Shower them with your love and assurance. He also promised them if they did not trust him and live for him he would punish them and he kept his word without fail on both counts. 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? It’s normal to have fear and uncertainty about how or if you’ll make it. Although the psalmist was looking to the high ground, he was not looking for the mountains themselves to help him. Beginning in Egypt (before they even left) he told them to trust him and he would supply their needs and protect them from their enemies. Help me keep my heart set on you and my priorities in the right order. put to music and sung to God. (A link to this page will automatically be included your email. Direct my heart to turn to you when I face trials in my life and when problems seem to overwhelm me. Learn how your comment data is processed. I pray in the name of Jesus. “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? He had made a great nation out of the slaves taken from Egypt. He will not allow your foot to slip; He who keeps you will not slumber. 2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. The LORD will guard your going out and your coming in From this time forth and forever.” Psalms‬ ‭121:1-8‬ ‭NASB‬‬, Where is your trust? Watch Queue Queue Behold, He who keeps Israel Will neither slumber nor sleep. This psalm was sung by pilgrims making their journey to Jerusalem, on Mount Zion, for one of the feasts. Today's devotional is from Chris Messerer. God is stronger than any problem. ), Home | About Us | Resources | Sermons | Members | Contact Us This is also true in the spiritual realm. “LORD, we look to You as the giver of life. The “eyes of our heart,” as we sing, or our soul, become weary from focusing on our problems and troubles. Psalm 121:1–2: “I will lift up my eyes to the hills— / From whence comes my help? Just like God promised Israel that he would take care of them, he promises the same to us. Before we become too judgmental toward them, we need to take a good look at ourselves. in the God of all salvation. 3 He will not let your foot slip--he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Bless those who are sick and do not seem to be getting better or are certainly facing death. 1 I lift up my eyes to the hills--where does my help come from? Psalm 121 is a psalm intended . Daily Devotional: Psalms 121:1-8. by Jewish worshippers. This psalm is a song the Isrealites would sing as they made a long journey to Jerusalem to worship God. This video is unavailable. WWW.EPHESUSCHURCHOFCHRIST.ORG They would rely on a pact with Egypt because they had chariots and horses. Psalm 121 is part of a group of Psalms called the “Songs of Ascent,” which were sung each year by the Israelite people as they would make a pilgrimage to Jerusalem to worship God at the temple. Daily Devotional In Christ. Your email address will not be published. Add your personal message or comments here. My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. to help the Jews (and us) build faith and trust . Psalm 121 is a psalm about trusting in God’s providential care. 3 He will not let your foot slip--he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. Give me strength to face each day with the trials and temptations that come with it. (256) 233-0221 God promises to protect us. Sharing God's Word. 7 The LORD will keep you from all harm--he will watch over your life; 8 the LORD will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore. It is an interesting characteristic of the human eye that close reading strains the eye muscles as they pull on the lens to hold focus. Each time they would do this, God would warn them, rebuke them and often allow them to be defeated as punishment. The reason he does this is simple; he loves us as his special people. The Lord gave US this psalm . Much like those Israelites, we will all face scary hills as we pursue God. Daily Devotional In Christ Psalms‬ ‭121:1-8‬ Skip to content. The LORD is your keeper; The LORD is your shade on your right hand. Today’s prayer is that we would all evaluate where our trust lies, if it is not in the Lord then put it there……Be Blessed, Therefore if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new 2 Corinthians 5:17, Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *. Psalms 121:1-8. Ophthalmologists tell us that the correct way to rest our eyes when reading close up for long periods of time is to look out a window and focus on something very far away for several minutes. My help comes from the LORD, Who made heaven and earth. This psalm reminds us that we as christians don’t trust in the world but in the Lord. OUR Faith . Psalms‬ ‭121:1-8‬ “I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? This psalm was sung by pilgrims making their journey to Jerusalem, on Mount Zion, for one of the feasts. even though our enemies (and challenging circumstances) may be around about us. (Note: This is not a mailing address.