“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 133, Psalm 121v2
You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).
They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst.
“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11)
Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy.
Every journey is made on an earth where God is supreme.
God is available to help, 1 Cor 10:13, and we are to ask for the help we need, Matt 6:13.
God is YHWH five times in this little Psalm. He is a personal God.
He is our ‘helper’ or ‘guardian’, ‘the one who guards’ 8 times in this Psalm.
The Psalmist’s thinking quickly jumps from the hills to what lies beyond them – the Maker of the universe. Setting our hearts & minds will help us keep the right perspective during the day, Col 3:1-3.
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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)
God bless, Malcolm
PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John