The Bible says in Psalm 123:1-2, “Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.” The “eyes” are mentioned four times in these verses. The eyes symbolize what a person is looking for. Everyone is seeking something. Be careful what you seek. Jesus said, “Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness…” Jesus also said, “Seek and ye shall find…” What have you found thus far in your life? You found what you were looking for. David said in verse two that he was looking for “mercy.” If you look for mercy from God, you definitely will find it. You will also find mercy very quickly. Jesus gives mercy instantly to those who ask for it.
The Bible says in Psalm 123:3-4, “Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.” One of the reasons that David is asking for mercy is that he needs help from God. Do not ask help from God if there is sin in your life. Christians tend to sin because they are still in the flesh, the selfish flesh, and therefore Christians need to often ask for forgiveness so they can stay on fellowship with Christ. Once you receive the mercy of God, and are walking in fellowship with Christ, then you know that everything is right between you and the Lord. You have confidence and faith and joy. You experience Romans 8:1, “There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit.” We can enjoy the position that we have in Christ: accepted, loved, forgiven. But some others will not view us this way. They will attack and condemn and criticize. Do what David did and ask the Lord to intervene and deal with them.
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