Psalm 121:2 – Verse of the Day 5/8/13

Jerusalem is located in an area surrounded by hills, so the image would have been a powerful one to its original audience. Furthermore, the Bible makes frequent appeals to Mt. Zion, the heavenly mountain that represents God’s future presence with His people. These verses are written in the first person, whereas the rest of the Psalm is written in the third person, indicating a form of call and response. As the people of Israel reflected on the hope of God’s help, it was expected that they would respond in praise.

It is truly an amazing gift that the God of heaven and earth would desire to help us. Although we are small, and our individual needs are infinitesimal, God is intimately concerned with our well-being and He offers us His care and help. Praise Him and thank Him for this wonderful gift.

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