Hope for Today - The Bible teaching ministry of David Hocking

Meditations in the Psalms

November 13th

Psalm 120:1-7

The cry of this psalm appears to be that from a believer who finds himself in the dwellings of the non-believers. He is confronted daily with lying lips and deceitful tongues, and those who call for war and not peace. You may find yourself at times in such situations and difficult circumstances. God does not forsake you in those times, but is rather your deliverance and your comfort. Our trust and our confidence is in the Lord. The psalmist cries out “Deliver my soul, O LORD,” and he is definitely calling on the Person Who can and will do it!

  1. The distress that brings his cry to God – verse 1
  2. The deliverance he needs – verse 2
  3. The deceit of the tongue – verse 3
  4. The discouragement of where he finds himself – verses 4-6
  5. The desire for peace was not wanted by others – verse 7

No matter what others say or do, we focus on the Lord and His purposes in this world. To join with the deceit and lies does great damage to our souls. We must stand for what is right no matter how others are responding.

Verse for Meditation

Verse 1 – “In my distress I cried unto the LORD, and He heard me.”

Meditation Prayer

“Thank You, Lord, for hearing my cries, and for Your promise of deliverance.”

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