Psalm 123

Psalm 123 has the psalmist putting God where He belongs – on the pedestal of his life.  Look at how the psalmist views God:

–       “I lift up my eyes

–       you who are enthroned in the heavens

–       as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master

–       as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress

–       our eyes look to the Lord our God

The psalmist begins by reminding us that we have to choose to lift up our eyes to God.  We make a choice to put Him on the throne.  We make a choice to put God where He belongs – right in the center of our life.

God sits in the heavens – He is above us in every way.  He is our master, and we need to remember that we are His servants.  Often we get that backward.  We treat God like He is our servant.  We come to Him with a list of things we expect Him to do for us.  That is how our prayers often go, don’t they?  God please do this.  God please do that.  God I want this or I want that.  We need to keep in mind that He is Lord.  He is in control.  He is the one whom deserves our praise and submission.

The psalmist goes on to remind us that we need to seek God for His mercy. “Have mercy upon us, O Lord”.   If not for God’s mercy, we have no future.  Mercy is when God doesn’t give us what we deserve.  As sinners, or people who fall short of God’s expectations, we deserve condemnation leading to death.  That is what a Holy God needs to deliver.  But because of His love for us, He made a way through Jesus for us to escape the penalty of death.  That is based on His mercy.  That is us not receiving what we deserve.  God is a merciful and loving God.  He loves us oh so much.

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