Psalm 125:1-5

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,

which cannot be moved, but abides forever.

[2] As the mountains surround Jerusalem,

so the Lord surrounds his people,

from this time forth and forevermore.

[3] For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest

on the land allotted to the righteous,

lest the righteous stretch out

their hands to do wrong.

[4] Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,

and to those who are upright in their hearts!

[5] But those who turn aside to their crooked ways

the Lord will lead away with evildoers!

Peace be upon Israel!

Seven little thoughts from this short Psalm.

1- Verse 1 – The ability to stand firm and not be moved is a result of faith in a great God who has provided a great salvation.

2- Verse 2 – The reason those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion is because the Lord surrounds His people and protects them, strengthens them and helps them.

3- Verse 2 – The protection and strengthening of the people of faith by God is what God commits Himself to do for them forever. We will never be without God’s powerful care.

4- Verse 3 – The church of Jesus Christ shall not be reigned over by wickedness. The rule of their lives as individuals and as the church is Jesus Christ, his Word, and His Spirit. We are citizens of the Kingdom of God not unrighteousness.

5 – Verse 3 – The true church of Christ will have leaders who teach them the truths of the Word of God so that they can and will live lives of righteousness. True repentance will show in true holiness.

6 – Verse 4 – Only by grace are the children of God considered good. God sees us as His good children because we are dressed in the righteousness of Jesus Christ. He has made us good, by grace.

7 – Verse 5 – Faith that does not result in turning away from wickedness is not real faith and it will lead people into the same judgement as the outrightly wicked.

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