Psalm 123 - Printable Version

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Psalm 123 - DeanZF - 03-24-2013

Psalm 123

Prayer for the LORD'S Help

A Song of Ascents
<LIST> </LIST>We're still on the way, and like our last song, we're rehearsing the power of the truth and I'm reminding myself and others with me on the journey that where we're going is a God-given symbol of heaven's throne room. We lift our eyes because our goals are UP. Heaven is UP and Jerusalem sits atop one of the tallest mountains in all of Israel--definitely UP. As we kneel in prayer and worship, we're watching His hand and His eyes. We know that He was, and is, and will continue to be gracious to us.

In the last two verses, what are we asking? Why are we filled with contempt? It's not our contempt that is filling us. That would be sin. This relates to an earlier psalm about loving peace but living among those who love war. There will always be those reject or dismiss us because of our belief in God. They will heap scorn and scoffing, mocking and contempt on us. God's grace allows us to shrug off the contempt so long as our focus is on Him. We pray for the oil of His grace so that the dirt of the world will simply slide off.