Bible Reading for JUL07: Psalms 120-131

JULY 7

Psalms 120–134 are often called songs of ascent or pilgrim
songs. Very likely they were designed to be set to music and sung by
the pilgrims as they traveled up to the feast at Jerusalem.

Psalm 121 is a Psalm of faith-keeping and protection. Its
theme is that God never fails His own. Many times, when preachers
conduct funeral services, they read this Psalm. It comforts when
mortal lips cannot suffice. One needs only to lift up his eyes and
heart to Him. The Lord never slumbers; He never sleeps; and He keeps
us safe and secure by day and night, through troubles and trials,
heartaches and toils. When we are in submission to Him, He keeps us
from evil and preserves our souls unto the day of the return of our
Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ.

Note especially verses 5 and 6 of Psalm 126, “They that sow
in tears shall reap in joy. He that goeth forth and weepeth, bearing
precious seed, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing
his sheaves with him.” These two verses are, in particular, speaking
about witnessing and soul-winning for the Lord. God has told us that
we are saved for a definite purpose–to reproduce spiritually. The
only way we can do this is to plant the seeds of God’s Word in the
minds and hearts of those about us. When we are broken-hearted for a
lost loved one, and we share with them what God has done for us, the
promise of Psalm 126:6 is that we shall doubtless come again with
rejoicing, bringing our sheaves with us. What a great promise this
is!

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