Psalm 124 – If God Was Not on Our Side
The date today is 12/4, so I decided to post Psalm 124. It is a wonderful Psalm that reminds us that we would be completely lost if the Lord had not been on our side.
He was on our side when He entered Mary’s womb. He was on our side when He was born in a lowly manger, helpless and cold.
He was on our side when He spent 40 days in the wilderness and was tempted by Satan. He was on our side when He resisted that temptation and made a way for us to do so, too.
He was on our side when He was baptized in the Jordan by John. He was on our side as He walked with His disciples and taught them what they needed to pass on to future generations about us.
He was on our side when He did not condemn the woman caught in adultery, but told her to leave her life of sin. He was on our side when He gave sight to the blind, made the lame walk, and fed the hungry.
He was on our side when He condemned the Pharisees for their legalism that kept the people in darkness.
He was on our side when He hung on the cross wearing a crown of thorns, His side pierced with a spear. He was on our side when He took all our sin upon Himself.
He was on our side when He rose again from the dead. He is on our side even now as He sits at the right hand of the Father.
Praise be to God that He has been and always will be on our side!
A song of ascents. Of David.
1 If the LORD had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
2 if the LORD had not been on our side
when men attacked us,
3 when their anger flared against us,
they would have swallowed us alive;
4 the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,
5 the raging waters
would have swept us away.
6 Praise be to the LORD,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird
out of the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.
8 Our help is in the name of the LORD,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
Great work, Linda. I always enjoy your commentary on the Psalms. They’re hard for me, and it’s nice to learn more.
Believe it or not, when I was living on a boat years ago under difficult circumstances, I prayed and I knew He was with me. It must have been that empty place inside that craved Jesus even though I didn’t know it.
Hmmm. Thanks for your teaching. : )
Linda, I am so glad you learn something from what I write about the Psalms. It is such an awesome book of poems / prayers to draw from when we don’t know what else to pray. I almost felt like the commentary I wrote for today was a poem itself. I may reformat it sometime into a poem. 🙂 I’m so glad Jesus knew you and called you to Himself even when you didn’t know Him. What a wonderful Savior! Peace, Linda
Linda, this was so encouraging for me today! Thank You! It could be a card! You have filled me with the desire to praise Him for all that He has done. Indeed, if not for the Lord!
God bless you and the marvelous things He is doing as you stay by His side!
Deb, If not for the Lord, indeed! 🙂 So glad this was an encouragement. I was told today by our new pastor that I have the gift of encouragement. 🙂 Then I see I’ve used it here today! I think there is a verse in one of Paul’s letters about encouraging one another. I am so blessed to have you encouraging me, too. Peace, Linda
I love that psalm and I was so blessed the words you shared that preceded it. I am so thankful for blogs that magnify the Lord.
Theresa, I am thankful for wonderful Christian blogs, too. 🙂 Merry Christmas, Linda
That’s amazing, thanks Linda!
Glad you liked it! I love the Psalms – they are a source of great hope. Peace, Linda