Daily Bible Reading Devotional [Psalm 123] – November 15, 2016

Scripture Reading(s)

Psalm 123

123:1 To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!

123:2 As the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he has mercy upon us.

123:3 Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us, for we have had more than enough of contempt.

123:4 Our soul has had more than its fill of the scorn of those who are at ease, of the contempt of the proud.



so our eyes look to the LORD our God, until he has mercy upon us. (Psalm 123:2)

Both King David and the others who wrote psalms interceded for the Israelites in good times and in bad. Some of the psalms were written while Israel was take captive in Babylon. In these psalms the intercession is for the deliverance or mourning of Israel’s fate. What does the psalmist instruct people to do? Much like Jesus’ parable of the Persistent Widow in Luke 18:1-8, we are instructed to seek God continually.

We ought to seek God’s mercy everyday of our lives. Whether we are on the mountain or in the valley.


Lydia.jpgThis Psalm is the cry of one who is pleading for God to show them mercy and grace. Our sin often either leads us to repentance or being further apart from God. This Psalm is being prayed for on behalf of a nation who had given into sin and forgotten about who God is and all that He has done for us.

The Christian life is not meant to be easy. In this world we are going to face many situations that are constantly on the move to threaten our faith. There will always be temptations that will attempt to lure us away from walking in full obedience to God. As Christians we are to stand firm on God’s word that is filled with core truths on how to keep pursuing Christ and saying no to the world. Acts 17:27  paints for this truth “that they should seek God, and perhaps feel their way toward him and find him. Yet he is actually not far from each one of us,”.

God longs to draw to the hearts of those who choose to seek after Him. Make it a priority to place God first in your life each day and begin each morning with submitting your life to Him.



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