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.