Mount Zion, 1988
Those who trust the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which sits unmoved forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
the Lord surrounds his people
now and forever.
The wicked will not rule
over those who do right.
If they did, the people who do right
might use their power to do evil.
Lord, be good to those who are good,
whose hearts are honest.
But, Lord, when you remove those who do evil,
also remove those who stop following you.
Let there be peace in Israel. Lord.
God Protects Those Who Trust Him
SITUATION God rescues the Israelites from their enemies. Although the odds were against God's people, he saved them.
OBSERVATION We should not seek strength in weapons, economic might, or political strength. Real power comes from God.
INSPIRATION God has done everything to bring your salvation; you can add nothing to what He has done. He has shown us the vision of the coming storm to give advance notice of the judgment so that that we can flee from His wrath and come to Him. If you wish to be saved and go to heaven, you can, by believing in the Lord Jesus Christ as your Savior.
Jesus Christ rose from the dead to be alive and because He can be everywhere at once, He is right there where you're reading. All you have to do is take Him, receive Him, accept Him personally into your heart as your Lord and Savior . . .
What more could you desire, ask, or ever hope for than that grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you forever? (From Storm Warnings by Billy Graham)
READ Psalm 124:1-127:5
APPLICATION How do you relieve stress? Do you take a nap, reach for a drink, read a book, or play a round of golf? Put a bookmark in this psalm. When you feel swamped with problems, call on a friend to help you avoid inappropriate ways to relieve stress. Review this psalm when you feel pressured. The face the problem with God's help.
EXPLORATION Deliverance-- Exodus 12:17; 23; 14:21-31; Judges 4:3; Mark 4:38-40.
The Devotional Bible - Experiencing the Heart of Jesus, Max Lucado General Editor, Thomas Nelson Publishers, New Century Version.