1 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. 2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the Lord surrounds his people both now and forevermore. 3 The scepter of the wicked will not remain over the land allotted to the righteous, for then the righteous might use their hands to do evil. 4 Lord, do good to those who are good, to those who are upright in heart. 5 But those who turn to crooked ways the Lord will banish with the evildoers. Peace be on Israel.
How people would have cried out this psalm to God during ancient Israel’s history, during the times of wicked rulers and false prophets! “Don’t let the wicked rule this land God, show the godly that it is worth trusting in you and doing right!”
What about when foreign armies came up against Jerusalem, again they would have cried out this psalm, “May the Angel of the Lord’s armies surround us”!
May well have many Christian’s cried out this psalm, as they have faced persecution or even wolves in sheep’s clothing. We see the end of the story, we see the victory of our King against all his enemies. We see that no one can snatch us out of the grip of the Almighty (John 10:28-29). We see that death is not the end.
Our playing field is eternity, and on that playing field God wins and his children rule forever!
“Lord, establish our trust in you and your Kingdom. Help us see that you will establish it and we have a share in it that will never be taken from us. There is no enemy we need fear, we are safe forever! Amen”.
Written by Andrew Mellor