This psalm reminds us:
- Who God is and
- Who God’s people are
The city of Jerusalem is a picture of God’s people. The psalmist’s main point is that God is our protector. He will look after his own. The Psalmist also makes mention of God’s unfailing love, justice and guidance. God’s people are asked to note God’s protection in their lives so they can describe it to future generations.
God is our protector and he has promised to guide us until we die. At times we can forget this but here it is in black and white. There are occasions we may feel on our own but we are not. God is our defender! We are encouraged to tell the next generation of the security and safety we have in God. Specifically we are asked to describe how God was there for us. It’s a part of God’s character and I am stirred to pass this knowledge and experience onto our children.
Dear God thank you for protecting me even when I don’t realise it. Thank you for your promise to guide me all the days of my life. Amen
Written by Ps. Ainslie Woods