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Dave Burnette's Commentary

Psalm Chapter 125

Written By: God through Inspiration
Penned By: David, Asaph, Solomon, Heman, Ethan, Moses, and the Sons of Korah
Date Penned: (1440-586 BC)
Overview: Poetry for the Expression of Praise and Worship to God (c 1-150)
Theme: The Fifth Book of Psalms (c 107-150)
Message: God is Our Protector (v 1-5)

Psalms 125 Commentary 

(125:1) Trusting in God's truth - Do you know people who are easily drawn to every new trend or idea? Do you find it difficult to rely on them or trust them to carry through with commitments? Do you find it difficult to believe that their latest "new" idea will really make them happy and fulfilled? New trends and ideas, while not necessarily wrong in and of themselves, do point to a general dissatisfaction with how things are now. They expose a need in all of us to find that which is really true, trustworthy, and enduring-a true foundation for life. God is the creator of truth, which is the ultimate example of what is real and lasting and reliable. We can trust God's truth because he never changes. and therefore the principles he has established about how life should work never change. He is not shaken or confused by this world's relentless pursuit of new thoughts and ideas; anyone who is seeking enduring truth will find it through him alone. And those who find God's enduring truth will endure forever. 

(125:3) The Rod of the Wicked - Although the psalm writer said, "The rod of the wicked shall not rest upon the lot of the righteous," Israel had to put up with many evil rulers. The writer was expressing what will ultimately happen when God executes his final judgment. Human sinfulness often ruins God's ideal on earth, but that doesn't mean God has lost control. Evil prevails only as long as God allows.

Dave Burnette's Life Application

Our Protection

Each day we walk through the Bible chapter by chapter making an application of our text to help us grow in the Lord. Many applications can be made from each day's text. Today, we continue in the Book of Psalms with Chapter 125. In our text today, we see the theme of God being our protector, as the mountains around Jerusalem symbolize God's protection for his people. In applying, we see that God is our protector, and He surrounds us with His protective hand. How about you? Are you facing a challenging situation where you need the Lord's protection? Let us learn from our Psalm and text today. Remember that our Lord is our protector, and we can walk confidently knowing He will protect us.


Psalm 125

Psalm 125

 1They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.

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

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

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

 5As 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.