“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 136, Psalm 121v5-6

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. 

Shade = Heb. ‘tzel’, ‘shadow’, “Yahweh is the shade or the source of protection for his people (Ps 121:5f.; Isa 25:4). Therefore the Psalmist prays that God may hide him under “the shadow of his wings” (Ps 17:8; cf. Ps 36:7; Ps 91:1). God promises to hide the suffering servant in the shadow of his hand in order that he can proclaim his penetrating message for a period of time (Isa 49:2). And in the latter days Yahweh’s glory will return to Jerusalem. It will be a shade from the heat and a shelter from the other elements (Is 4:6; cf. Hos 14:8).” Harris, R. Laird, Gleason L. Archer, and Bruce K. Waltke, eds. Theological Wordbook of the Old Testament. Accordance electronic edition, version 1.6. Chicago: Moody Press, 1980.

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

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PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John