The Lord’s People Are Safe

Watchman Nee tells about a new convert who came in deep distress to see him. “No matter how much I pray, no matter how hard I try, I simply cannot seem to be faithful to my Lord. I think I’m losing my salvation.” Nee said, “Do you see this dog here? He is my dog. H … More

Security

This Psalm has to do with the security of the believer. It is a security that cannot be threatened by outward circumstances. While the Assyrian overthrow was still fresh in the writers mind, he wrote this song of the security of the saint. He tells how he is safe in two ways:

  1. He is safe as to His Person (vv. 1-2). An explanation is given about what it means to trust in the Lord. Mt. Zion, which is another name for the city of Jerusalem, sits on a mountain ridge that is unmovable just as those who trust in the Lord are unmovable. The mountains around Jerusalem, although they do not make a circular wall are set up like watchmen to guard her gates. From the beginning Zion was intended to be God’s ultimate seat of sovereign power on earth. It was designed to stand the test of time. “Those who trust in the Lord shall be like that,” says the Hebrew composer.
  2. He is safe as to His Possessions (vv. 3-4). Often in life it seems as though those who do good are the victims of those who do evil. We cannot see end results so we judge by immediate circumstances. When the rod of the wicked comes down on the righteous, it will not remain there. However, since God has permitted it to happen, the thing to do is not to react in a natural way but in a spiritual way.

Application

My faith in God needs to be unmovable. If my pastor or good friend fell into sin or even left the Christian faith it should not effect my walk with the Lord. My security is not dependent on any man or any church but in the Lord.

Psalms 125:1-5 (English Standard Version)

Those who trust in the LORD are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, from this time forth and forevermore. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong. Do good, O LORD, to those who are good, and to those who are upright in their hearts! But those who turn aside to their crooked ways the LORD will lead away with evildoers! Peace be upon Israel!

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