The psalmist uses the picture of mountains to describe those who are secure in the Lord. The mountains provided safety from enemies, shelter from weather, and a vantage point to be ready for what may be coming. It is noted in this psalm that we do not achieve this security and confidence in our own strength but through trust in the Lord. Read Psalm 125 with me:
The Lord Surrounds His People
A Song of Ascents.
125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
so the Lord surrounds his people,
from this time forth and forevermore.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
their hands to do wrong.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
Peace be upon Israel!
Security and Confidence
When you find yourself in a hard circumstance, where do you find your security? Where does this psalm indicate we should find our security? Despite circumstances, our security and confidence come from trusting in the Lord. What do we learn about trusting God from the verses below?
- Psalms 9:10
- Psalms 20:7
- Psalms 115:9-11
- Isaiah 12:2
- Isaiah 26:2-3
- Nahum 1:7
- Romans 15:13
Heavenly Father, May I daily learn to put my trust in you. Protect me and help in times of trouble, so my foot does not slip. Fill me with your joy and overwhelming peace as I walk with you today. Amen.
— Jamie Harms