[Daily Devotion] December 8th, 2015

[Daily Devotion] December 8th, 2015

Tuesday: Lift of my eyes – Psalm 121

I lift up my eyes to the hills— from where will my help come?

My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

He who keeps Israel
 will neither slumber nor sleep.

The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.

The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.

The Lord will keep you from all evil; he will keep your life.

The Lord will keep your going out and your coming in from this time on and forevermore.


Psalm 121, known as a “Psalm to the keeper of Israel,”  is a Psalm for the Israelites who are on the road or away from their hometown.

This Psalm starts with a statement that sums up the entire Psalm.

“I lift up my eyes to the mountain – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121: 1 NIV

We reminded that we can’t look at our surroundings. It will make us more depressing.
We can’t rely on any help from our surroundings. It might provide immediate help, but it does not solve the problem.
We can’t trap ourselves to our surroundings. It makes our perspective too narrow, not being able to see the bigger picture of God’s Kingdom.

So we need to keep our eyes on the mountain. Looking up onto the mountain, we get to remember the bigger picture of the creator. We need to see the Creator through the mountains.

The message version says, “I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains.”Psalm 121: 1 Message

Don’t be limited by the surroundings, but look upon to the mountains, to see God, who is your creator.

See where your strength comes from, and may you continue to shine your light with the strength provided by our creator.

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