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[[A Song of Decrees]] Psalms 125
“They that trust in the Lord shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.”
This passage is quite possibly a pilgrim’s songbook, a song of decrees, and some even speculate this may have taken place after Israel was restored from Babylonian captivity. I can imagine the joy the pilgrims were feeling, as they sang verse 1 and 2 while climbing the hill, and the smile on each face afterwards as they stood overlooking Jerusalem. They had made it!
The church, in general, is called Mount Zion (Heb. 12:22-23)
Did you know that the hill of Mount Zion is completely surrounded by mountains? Mount Olivet is on the east, hills on the south and west side and further mountains to the north.
The church in general is called Mount Zion (Heb. 12:22-23)
We are completely surrounded by His hedge of protection. There is nothing that can go through that protection, unless allowed by God Himself for the testing of our faith.
The key word here is TRUST—(a) firm belief in the character, ability, strength, or truth of someone or something (b) a person or thing in which confidence is placed.
If we place our TRUST in Him, we will be as Mount Zion, we shall not be moved! We simply cannot afford to place our trust in any other source.
“For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.”
We have a promise that our enemies cannot totally overcome us, lest we be discouraged and tempted to fall into sin ourselves. They can afflict but not triumph over a child of God.
“Do good, O Lord, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.”
Here is a prayer for those who are standing firm in Him. Steadfast and unmovable, just as Mount Zion.
And for the conclusion of the chapter, there is a note of warning in verse 5.
“As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the Lord shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.” Psalms 125:5
“When the Lord turned again the captivity of Zion, we were like them that dream. Then was our mouth filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing: then said they among the heathen, The Lord hath done great things for them.”
This particular verse holds personal meaning for me, as it may have for the pilgrims after being led from captivity here. Throughout times of deep trials in my own life, I have already seen the hand of the Lord deliver me out of situations so quickly that I felt I was dreaming!
If you have ever been in a place of waiting on a promise to come to pass, you can certainly relate to the joy and rejoicing that occurs after that promise literally comes into fruition! Just as a mother forgets the pain of childbirth after holding her precious baby in her arms, we soon forget the agony and suffering we went through to obtain that blessing of promise.
I will leave you with the last two verses of the chapter, as a promise to you. If you trust in Jesus with all your heart and not let Him go, there will be rejoicing as you hold your promise in your arms. Don’t give up praying! It will come to pass!
“They that sow in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him.”
We have so much to be thankful for! Each time God has delivered us and brought us through a hard place in our lives is a milestone that we can look back on. What promise has God given you that you are still waiting for? What promises have already come to pass?
Jesus, we are not giving up on the promises you have birthed in our spirits! We will stand as Mount Zion with unshakable faith! We praise you in advance! And we ask that you put a hedge of protection around that promise till we hold it safely in our arms. In Jesus Name we pray. Amen!
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