Monday, July 8: Psalm 120 – 125
I love the title of this Psalm, “A Prayer for Deliverance from Slanderers.” Perhaps in our society today, it might be good for us to recite this over and over. “Deliver me, O Lord from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue.” (v. 2)
Familiar words, that have been made much more familiar by many Christian music artist:
I lift up my eyes to the hills – from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
(V. 1 & 2)
One of the radio stations I listen to always has small daily clip of people who have called into the station offering their prayers for Jerusalem. Even today, prayer is needed, just as it was needed when the Psalmist wrote this Psalm. Together we pray for “peace in Jerusalem.”
A great plea, “Have mercy upon us, O Lord, have mercy upon us!” (V. 3)
In these words of thanksgiving, there is the constant reminder of who is on our side. And who would it be? Of course, it is none other than God!
“Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abide forever.”
Readings for the next few days:
Tuesday, July 9: Psalm 126 – 132
Wednesday, July 10: Psalm 133 -139
Thursday, July 11: Psalm 140 – 145
Friday, July 12: Psalm 146 – 150