Today you should read: Psalm 123
In today’s reading, we covered just four short verses. In this passage, we see the Psalmist lifting up his eyes to the one “enthroned in the heavens” (V.1, ESV).
The Psalmist is looking to God for mercy because they have “had more than enough of contempt” (v.4, ESV). Obviously, the Psalmist has been through some rough times. They have been persecuted by “proud” and “arrogant.” They are depending on the mercy of the Lord to get them through suffering.
The Psalmist is looking to the Lord completely focused on him. Nothing is going to keep him from beholding the beauty and majesty of the Master.
Just as the Psalmist looked to the Lord in this time of trouble, we should look to God when we are suffering. We should also remember the words of John the Baptist in John 1:29:
“Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world!”
Jesus, the perfectly obedient Son of God, came to earth to pay the penalty for our sins. He went to the Cross and suffered in our place. He then rose from the dead and lives forever! Someday he will come back for his Bride, the Church.
We must continually turn our eyes to Jesus, beholding His glory, because He is the Lamb of God who takes away our sins.
Check out one of my favorite hymns about looking to Jesus:
By: Lucas Taylor — West Campus Pastoral Ministry Apprentice
2 thoughts on “June 27, 2018”
Good word today Lucas! I love that hymn as well.
“And the things of earth will grow strangely dim,
In the light of His glory and grace”
This is a good reminder to me when the “things of earth” seem overwhelming. Those who belong to Christ are here for a short time and our souls yearn to be with Him for eternity.
What a comforting reminder to come to the Lord in a time of need. Thank you for Jumpstart today!