Saturday, 12 August 2017

Psalms 126-130

Here's how the study works: Read the chapters mentioned in the heading during the week and share any words, thoughts, verses that stood out to you. Having a week for several chapters creates the opportunity to revisit them and make additional comments as you feel inclined as well as make comments on other people's insights.


Susan Barnes said...

126:2 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

This is prophetic looking forward to the day when God will restore their fortunes. By faith they knew God would bless and restore.

Likewise, we know that God will bless and restore us. People will say of us, "The Lord has done great things for us."

Susan Barnes said...

127:1 Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the guards stand watch in vain.

Unless the Lord helps, unless the Lord is on the watch all our work, all our effort is in vain. Our work is useless without the Lord, our efforts, our resources are useless with the Lord's blessing.

Susan Barnes said...

128:1 You will eat the fruit of your labor; blessings and prosperity will be yours.

God's promises, blessing and favour, in this life. His blessings may not always be what we expect but blessings nevertheless.

Susan Barnes said...

129:2 They have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me.

Whatever has oppressed me from my youth, does not have the ascendancy. My past does not control my future.

Susan Barnes said...

130:7 Israel, put your hope in the Lord, for with the Lord is unfailing love and with him is full redemption.

With the Lord there is full redemption, complete buying back of all that the devil has stolen. Not partial, not just enough to be going on with, but full redemption.