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(A Song of degrees.) They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.

3 For the rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous; lest the righteous put forth their hands unto iniquity.

4 Do good, O LORD, unto those that be good, and to them that are upright in their hearts.

5 As for such as turn aside unto their crooked ways, the LORD shall lead them forth with the workers of iniquity: but peace shall be upon Israel.

Commentary for Psalms 125

The security of the righteous. (1-3) Prayer for them, The ruin of the wicked. (4,5)

1-3 All those minds shall be truly stayed, that are stayed on God. They shall be as Mount Zion, firm as it is; a mountain supported by providence, much more as a holy mountain supported by promise. They cannot be removed from confidence in God. They abide for ever in that grace which is the earnest of their everlasting continuance in glory. Committing themselves to God, they shall be safe from their enemies. Even mountains may moulder and come to nothing, and rocks be removed, but God's covenant with his people cannot be broken, nor his care of them cease. Their troubles shall last no longer than their strength will bear them up under them. The rod of the wicked may come, may fall upon the righteous, upon their persons, their estates, their liberties, their families names, on any thing that falls to their lot; only it cannot reach their souls. And though it may come upon their lot, it shall not rest thereon. The Lord will make all work together for their good. The wicked shall only prove a correcting rod, not a destroying sword; even this rod shall not remain upon them, lest they distrust the promise, thinking God has cast them off.

4,5 God's promises should quicken our prayers. The way of holiness is straight; there are no windings or shiftings in it. But the ways of sinners are crooked. They shift from one purpose to another, and turn hither and thither to deceive; but disappointment and misery shall befal them. Those who cleave to the ways of God, though they may have trouble in their way, their end shall be peace. The pleading of their Saviour for them, secures to them the upholding power and preserving grace of their God. Lord, number us with them, in time, and to eternity.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Psalms 125

  • Marquito on Psalms 125
    Even in this plaque Coronavirus Pandemic (Covid-19) the Lord wins! Seek ye the Father

    Who will prevail so trust in God!

    He will bring us through! Hallelujah!
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 125
    Many hurting people l see. Don't they know with the Power of your Heavenly Father you can turn it around. For Satan runs the world. But God is close by to change it with His Heavenly Pure Love for you- in anything you set your mind to do. Never give in to the world's thinking of Evilness. The more you push that mountain away- the more Light of God shines- to Strengthen you! You are His Children!!!
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 125
    Change your Life now for the better of Self. Don't wait any longer. God wants the best for you. He tells us so in His word. So with God beside you for Strength start changing NOW! Show Him how much you Love Him. One day at a time with your Heavenly Father- you will gather His Holy Light for Strength. You will watch your Strength grow- as you go after each goal- and succeed! As God wanted it to be!
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 125
    Do you wake up and start rushing into the day-- no thought of time to read and pray for your Father in Heaven to lead you. I use too. Long ago l let the world of Satan take me for a ride. Forgetting and stress led me beside his side. His Evilness destroying me every which way. I now turn to God each morning when l wake, to take my burdens for the day. I now walk in the valley with Him by my side!
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 125
    Too many homeless l now see day to day. Seniors-- veterans- -young. Where did they come from? The system forgot them. They walk surviving day to day. I ask my God to show me who l can help. The surprise l reached out to them is something to behold. Others walk right past- never turn a head. Some go by staring like they are nothing. God close by-- l sense that. Why can't others see and help as l:
  • Patty Tozi on Psalms 125
    At night l Love to sit still and listen with my heart for God to talk to me. I thank Him for another day. I ask Him to lead me to others in need. To keep me strong in Him. To help me fight any darkness close by. I ask for comfort for others-- until they see what l do- being so close to my Father. I have seen many Blessings come to me after years of suffering mankind. I will forever Praise my God!!
  • Patty Tozi - in Reply on Psalms 125
    Did you know if you live day to day with your Heavenly Father He will guide you to what He wants you to do for Him? You may plan your day like l do. But the out come is always different. I learned thru many hard knocks from Satan and the World- that this is not what God wanted for us. He wanted the best for us. His Light is upon us. We can repent our Sins anytime. He will hold out his arms to you!
  • Patty Tozi - in Reply on Psalms 125
    God is Total Love! He is so close when we ask for His Wisdom and Strength.. The Holy Spirit- Jesus and His Father surround us with Love and Compassion, because we live in this Fallen World. So be happy. Be Blessed that you have a choice no matter your age- to decide what side you want to be with. Me-- l Choose the Winning side! Amen Amen
  • Vanessa on Psalms 125
    We should never have wavering faith, even in troubled times, we must remember God is right there in it with us, He knows our strength. Remember Christ purchased us on the cross, God's love, mercy, and most of all His Grace is with us always. when we feel lost pray, ask Him for wisdom and understanding when your in doubt, He'll hear you and lead you, trust in Him for all things. God Bless
  • Freedomborn in Joy*** - in Reply on Psalms 125
    Very True Vanessa and as Patty also shared with Psalm23 Jesus tells us He is Our Good Shepherd John10:11 Can we ever find words Awesome enough to explain The Greatness of our Godhead or our Trinity as we call Them today and with Them being 3 in One Spirit 1John5:7 and in Their Never Ending Love for us can we ever Thank Them Enough either. God Bless you Both - Anne.


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