Psalms 121:1



The Bible says in Psalm 121:1-2, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.[2] My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.” We all need help. These verses tell us how to get help from God, and they tell us how much help we can expect from God. The way to get help from the Lord is to look to the Lord. You had to put your eyes in Jesus when you got saved from your sins, then just put your eyes on Him again. It speaks of praying and it speaks of searching. If you do that, help is on the way. Will it be enough help? Absolutely. Jesus made heaven and earth, and so He can certainly help you with His great power, whatever your problems are.


The Bible says in Psalm 121:3-4, “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.[4] Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Assuming that a human being sleeps eight hours a day, if you look to man, one third of the time he would be unavailable to help you even if he could and even if he wanted to. But of course, God never sleeps. He is available one hundred percent of the time. He is also one guard over your life all the time. That is one of the many advantages of being a Christian. The Lord loves you. The Lord wants you to be safe. The Lord is taking care of you. Notice that the first phrase of verse three says, “He will not suffer thy foot to be moved.” Not even the slightest little movement away from what He wants for you. God is guiding every event, every person, and every problem that comes to your life. He knows and He controls.


The Bible says in Psalm 121:5, “The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.” Hopefully, you can say, “The Lord is my Savior.” And if He is, then you can also say as in the 23rd Psalm, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” And according to this Psalm, you can also say, “The Lord is my Keeper.” He watches over me. He keeps me. Everything in my life is allowed by Him and used by Him to accomplish His will for me. That, my friends, is a great blessing. The question is, with the knowledge that the Lord is watching over you and keeping you?


The Bible says in Psalm 121:6-8, “The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.[7] The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.[8] The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.” These verses emphasize how well believers are protected by the Lord. It is one of the many benefits of knowing Christ as Savior. He will protect us, He will keep us, He will guard us. It is what the concept of eternal security is all about. You put your soul into the Lord’s hands, and He honors the trust that you put in Him, and He will not fail. Your lie is saved from whatever can come against it because He will be watching over you and protecting you, whether it is from the elements of the sun and moon or anything else that you experience in life on earth. He will protect you from “evil:” both from your own evil by forgiving you, or from the evil of others. God’s great power controls all things, and even the evil of wicked people He will control to produce the outcomes that He chooses. Is there any particular place where you need to be to find this protection? No, wherever you go, Jesus will be with you. How long will God’s protection last? Forever. Is there some failure on your part that can cause His protection to cease? No, because you have been given this eternal protection now and forever. A believer is “in Christ.” Jesus Christ is indestructible and eternal, and therefore so are you. That is grace.   




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