The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. Psalm 121:1-8 Where Does Your Help Come From? That is, this is a Psalm that worshipers would sing as they made their way to Jerusalem to participate in the three great annual feasts; Passover, Pentecost and Tabernacles. Let’s read Psalm 120 together: In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me. “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” (Psalm 120:1) God hears you when you pray. We are pilgrims on a journey, strangers in a strange land. That’s what the psalmist says in verse 1: “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” (Psalm 120:1) That is astonishing. Psalm 122: Passion,… Recent Sermons. Rulership and Responsibility for Creation, A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. God can bridle their tongues. Website: http://www.rayfowler.org. And then finally, 3) Know that you do not belong to the world. I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33) Yes, in this world you will have trouble, but remember Psalm 120 teaches you to call on the Lord in times of trouble. And we have learned three important applications from it this morning: 1) Call on the Lord in times of trouble. And so that’s the second application we learn from this Psalm. 3) Know that you do not belong to the world. Psalm 123:1 A Song of degrees. The world is opposed to God’s truth. He was leaving behind the realm of men, the provenance of liars.       – Exodus 34:7; Psalm 64:3-8; 140:9-10; Romans 12:19. The world hates the light and will not come into the light for fear that their evil deeds will be exposed. The people of Kedar lived to the south in the Arabian Desert. Psalm 120: God’s presence during distress Psalm 121: Joyful praise to the Lord Psalm 122: Prayer for Jerusalem Psalm 123: Patience for God’s mercy Psalm 124: Help comes from the Lord Psalm 125: Prayer for God’s blessing upon His people Psalm 126: The Lord has done great things Psalm 127: God’s blessing on man’s efforts He should pray.” (James 5:13) But what James 5:13 tells us by way of instruction, Psalm 120 tells us by way of testimony. This week's scripture: Psalm 120. An EasyEnglish Translation with Notes (about 1200 word vocabulary) on Psalm 120. www.easyenglish.bible. That’s what the Psalms of Ascent are. They forged false charges against him. The Christian also gets tired of living in the world. Have you been too long apart from God? Don't have an account? Return to the Main Player. December 13, 2020; In Remembrance of His Mercy. Sermon Psalm 100:1-5 A Matter of Gratitude. In fact the starting point for our journey to God is always discontent with this world and what it has to offer. Sermon Psalm 121:1-8 Where Does Your Help Come From? A. In the original Hebrew the words “on the Lord” come first in this verse and thus are emphasized. Now you'll notice these psalms have a heading. Look at Psalm 120:6-7: “Too long have I lived among those who hate peace. These are stepping stones to God’s heart, and so we don’t just want to study them, but we want to learn them and then pray them back to God as he intended. It is hostile to believers, and its people are hostile to each other. When you pray, the God who created all things, the God who is bigger than the universe, hears you. A warrior’s sharp arrows, with glowing coals of the broom tree! RayFowler.org is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. Click here for more messages from the book of Psalms. You can be certain that he will not miss. We might call it poetic justice. The Bible urges you as a Christian to pursue peace in every aspect of your life. Welcome! The word translated “deceitful” here in verse two is a word that means “treacherous.” It is related to the word that means “to shoot an arrow.” These are nasty, cutting, wounding lies that damage your reputation and pierce like sharp arrows. Treasure Them Up. The psalm, "A song of degrees." What does Psalm 120 mean? Nobody likes trouble, but God can use trouble to draw you closer to him. The world is opposed to God’s people. This is what you truly desire in your heart of hearts – to meet with God and to know the beauty of his presence. And I can’t feel at home in this world anymore. There are fifteen of them, Psalms 120-134, and if you look in your Bible, you will notice that they all share this common inscription: “A song of ascents.” The word “ascents there is a word that means “steps” or “going up.”, One of the reasons they are called Psalms of Ascent is because these are psalms that were sung by Jews traveling to Jerusalem for the three annual feasts. (Read Psalm 120:1-7 and pray.). The psalmist is a person of peace, longing for peace, living among those who hate peace. We read in Jeremiah 9:8: “Their tongue is a deadly arrow; it speaks with deceit.” (Jeremiah 9:8) And we read in James 3:6: “The tongue also is a fire, a world of evil among the parts of the body.” (James 3:6) And so we see that the tongue in Scripture is compared negatively to both arrows and fire. B. God’s judgment is certain and severe Contributed by Rodney Johnson on Oct 30, 2020. When can I go and meet with God?” (Psalm 42:2). Psalm 120 deals with a very familiar theme in the Psalms, and one which we face every day. God’s punishments are never too light, and they are never too harsh. (See The Daily Study Bible, Psalms, Vol. We get tired of this world and living in the ways of the world, and so we begin our journey of drawing closer to God and his ways. Jesus said, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.” (Matthew 5:9) Romans 12:18 tells you: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” (Romans 12:18). And so that’s our first application from this Psalm. You can also check out the Top Posts page to get a feel for the site. We desire first and foremost to be with God and to meet with him. And apart from God there may be no way out. The one-hundred and twenty-first psalm has been one of my favorites for years. Look at verses 1-2: “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. Psalm 121:1 A Song of degrees. The psalmist describes what we are in today in a place that endeavors to be without God. These 15 Psalms are traditionally thought to have been used by the people of God as they made their way up to the temple in Jerusalem to celebrate the feast each year. Why not start the journey with a happy song? Which is exactly what the psalmist does in verse 2: “Save me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.” (Psalm 120:2) The psalmist began by stating a general fact – he calls on the Lord in times of trouble, and the Lord answers him. As a Christian you are called to be different from the world. He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom tree.” (Psalm 120:3-4) These verses tell us several things about God’s judgment. Know that God will judge the wicked (3-4). It’s brief, concrete and straightforward; plus, it gives us specific direction as to what God would have us … 121:1-8 HANG ON, HELP IS COMING!. It’s the same way for Christians living in the world. And according to Psalm 120 what is the punishment for a deceitful tongue? Call on the Lord in times of trouble (1-2), First of all, we learn that we should call on the Lord in times of trouble. Psalm 100 ranks second only to the 23rd Psalm in popularity. For Meditation Psalm 120 begins the wonderful little collection in the back of the Psalms called the Psalms of Ascent. So Psalm 120 starts our journey by teaching us about how we should respond to God in times of trouble. As we read in Psalm 140: “Let the heads of those who surround me be covered with the trouble their lips have caused. A song of ascents. And so the tongue that is deceitful and has hurt others will itself be hurt. They begin with the believer crying out to God in trouble far away from Jerusalem, and they end with believers offering up praise to God in his temple courts. We are told that the coals in Psalm 120 are the coals of the broom tree. The word for “peace” in Psalm 120 is the Hebrew word shalom. Gordon Churchyard. This is a psalm about trouble. | 100 views. It is also certain and severe. He hears your every word. There is no way to meet with God apart from prayer. This Psalm reminds us that the reason we are pilgrims is because the world in its present state is not our home. Our culture is in free fall, moral decline, filled with injustice and sin. They begin with dissatisfaction and discontent. Yom Kippur (also known as the Day of Atonement) and Rosh Hashanah (also known as the Feast of Trumpets or the Jewish New Year) both took place five and ten days before the fall feast, and so some people would travel early to celebrate these as well. Call on the Lord in times of trouble. Jerusalem in the Bible represents the city of God, the place of the temple, the place where God chose to dwell and to meet with his people. First of all God’s judgment is appropriate and just. Or, "what shall … I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. But now here in Psalm 130 the greater concern is dwelling with my own sin! Jerusalem is located at about 2800 feet above sea level, and so no matter what direction you approach the city from, you are always going “up” to Jerusalem. Jesus said in John 15:19: “If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As Christians we don’t belong here. Until now you have not asked for anything in my name.       – Psalm 42:2; Philippians 3:20, The Christian is not only uncomfortable living in the world. lies and deceit) And if you’re not homesick for heaven, then perhaps you need to consider whether heaven is truly your home. What does Psalm 120 mean? It works everywhere you sign in, even with the mobile app! So when people attack you, love them and forgive them. They are also called Pilgrim Songs. Look at verses 3-4 where we read: “What will he do to you, and what more besides, O deceitful tongue? As Christians we are homesick for heaven. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. Exodus 34:7 says: “God does not leave the guilty unpunished.” (Exodus 34:7) And that means when you are attacked by others, you do not need to attack back. These verses in Psalm 120 are both a warning to the wicked and a reassurance to the righteous that God is just and that he will punish every sin. The notes explain some of the words with a *star by them. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.” (John 14:27). Know that God will punish the wicked.       – Proverbs 26:27; Jeremiah 9:8; James 3:6. 3-4 Do you know what’s next, can you see what’s coming, all you barefaced liars?Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward. 1) Call on the Lord in times of trouble. In scripture the word serve is used … And apart from God there may be no way out. 2) Know that God will punish the wicked. My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.” (Psalm 84:1-2) This is what you were made for. Know that you do not belong to the world (5-7). The people of Meshech lived to the north by the Black Sea. And so if the arrows in Psalm 120 speak of the suddenness of the judgment, the coals speak of the duration of the judgment. Many of us memorized it as children in Sunday School.       – John 4:24. God hears you when you pray II. And this causes him distress, discomfort. The singer is far from Jerusalem, distant from God in a far away land. The broom tree is a tree about twelve-feet in height. As the old hymn puts it: This world is not my home; I’m just a passin’ through. Dr. Philip W. McLarty. This section, beginning with Psalm 120 and stretching through Psalm 134, is joined under that idea reflected in its name — “to ascend.” It means to step up or come out, and in the wider context of the psalter, these psalms envision the day when Israel comes out of their foreign exile. Psalm 119 Psalm 120 Psalm 121. A person has to be thoroughly disgusted with the way things are to find the motivation to set out on the Christian way. That’s why Jesus said in John 16: “I tell you the truth, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. Deliver Me, O Lord My prayer is not that you take them out of the world but that you protect them from the evil one. Coals burn slowly and point to a judgment that lasts a long time. And so the Psalms of Ascent begin with a call to prayer. It’s uncomfortable for us. So they are called Psalms of Ascent first of all because they were sung by people literally going “up” to Jerusalem. The history of the world can be told with its wars, and it is a long, sad history of fightings and conflict. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. Do you long for true peace in your life? In this world you will have trouble. The second application is this: know that God will judge the wicked. In the New Testament we get a fuller revelation of who the Lord is. There were three main feasts in Jerusalem each year: the Feast of Passover in the spring; the Feast of Pentecost in the summer; and the Feast of Tabernacles which took place at harvest time in the fall. We are currently encouraging small gatherings with Parish Groups, home groups, or several households for worship. Sign In. Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. 1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. He then asks God to deliver him from the specific trouble that he faces, which in his case is lying lips and deceitful tongues. Can’t you just hear it in Psalm 120? An enemy took the low road, but the psalmist sought the high road, by not taking personal vengeance or repaying evil with evil, but It’s very painful. Please include the following statement on any distributed copies: Do you long for peace in the midst of this world? You are in great anguish because you don’t see any way out. No one ever tells any good lies about you, do they? But they are also called Psalms of Ascent because the psalms themselves have an upward motion. And we must become fed up and dissatisfied with the world around us as it is if we are to be people who long for a better world that is to come. Remember we said earlier that the word for deceit is related to the word for shooting an arrow? It means that we are pilgrims on a journey. Click here for more messages from the book of, The difference between the 1st and 2nd commandments. Psalm 120 is the first of these Psalms and it is a psalm about praying in times of trouble. Sermons on Psalm 121 Select one: A Pilgrim's Journey (Psalms 120:1-7)(Psalms 121:1-8)(Psalms 122:1-9) My Help Comes From the Lord (Psalms 121:1-8) See all sermons on Psalms © Ray Fowler. In my distress I called to the Lord, and he answered me.Deliver me, O Lord, from lying lips, from a deceitful tongue. May every good man be delivered from lying lips. He pays attention to you. We don’t always fit. It hurts, doesn’t it? Psalm 120 A song of ascents. Four of...read more But take heart! Our home is in another place. The Psalms of Ascent | Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, “Praying in Times of Trouble” (Psalm 120), “I call on the Lord in my distress.” (Psalm 120:1), INTRODUCTION: Today is the first day of the New Year and between now and Easter we will be studying a special group of psalms in the Bible called the Psalms of Ascent. The world has no place for God or Christ, and therefore as a follower of Christ you are going to feel out of place in this world. Words in boxes are from the Bible. And you might wonder why the Psalms of Ascent would begin with a song about trouble. May we see how this, which is the introductory psalm to those fourteen which follow, styled Songs of Degrees, hath a concern with our Lord Jesus Christ; and that David the son of Jesse was in many … Well, that’s what the deceitful tongue gets in return. This time let's turn in our Bibles to Psalm 120 to begin our Bible study this evening. They are not of the world, even as I am not of it.” (John 17:14-16), B. If you are new here, be sure to subscribe by email or feed reader so that you don't miss any future posts. This teaching from Pastor Marc was the first of our series on the Psalms of Ascent, and was part of our Worship Guide for April 19, 2020. “Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar!” (Psalm 120:5). Do you worry? No more! Pray for those who persecute you. Feel free to hit the comments button on any post and join the discussion. We’ve created parts for band and orchestral instruments, so you can play along to some of our worship songs. If you are going to make this life journey with God, prayer will need to be front and center. We read in Luke 2:41-42: “Every year his parents went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover. When God’s judgment comes, it comes suddenly, but it will not end quickly. CONCLUSION: Psalm 120 is the psalm that starts us on our journey in the Psalms of Ascent. You can watch the online worship service on Sunday morning together, or lead your own worship service using the home worship resources we provide. Psalm 120 is the first of fifteen Psalms of ascent (Psalm 120 to Psalm 134). The word “save” here means “to deliver or rescue, to snatch away.” The psalmist is surrounded by liars and he asks God to deliver him. But Christ brings truth and peace. I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. The whole family would come for Passover while only the men were required to go up for the other two feasts. We must remember we are sojourners and exiles. (5-7) 1-4 The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.” (John 16:23-24). 2) Know that God will punish the wicked. III. Meshech and Kedar in Psalm 120 refer to peoples rather than places. No, when they lie about you it’s meant to hurt you. The Psalmist is clearly distressed; he is surrounded by lying and deceitful tongues. Psalm 120. How about you? He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. I do not give to you as the world gives. And although we should enjoy the good gifts God gives us in this life, we can never be fully comfortable living in a world that is opposed to God and God’s ways. Christ left his true home to come here to be among us. Psalm 120 will have the psalmist rising to the Lord. The Psalms begin here in Psalm 120 on a discordant note, and as Eugene Peterson said, this demonstrates the homesickness of those who have settled among strangers and aliens. Click here for more messages from the Psalms of Ascent Series. We may be living on earth, but our citizenship is in heaven. I am a man of peace; but when I speak, they are for war.” (Psalm 120:6-7). And really, what could be more appropriate? God’s judgment is appropriate and just. (see Exodus 3:14-16; Deuteronomy 16:16 for descriptions of the three feasts), Of course, the big one of all these feasts was the Passover. May every good man be delivered from … I suspect it has been for you, as well. Too long have I lived among those who hate peace.” (Psalm 120:5-6), We often see the phrase “how long” in the Psalms but this is the only time we see the phrase “too long.” The psalmist says it’s been too long! First of all, the Christian is uncomfortable living in the world. In preparation for worship, spend some time slowly reading through the Psalm, meditating on it and try to put it in your own words as you pray it back to God. I was glad when they said unto me, Let us go into the house of the LORD. 2, G. A. F. Knight, The St. Andrew Press, Edinburgh, p. 278). And the fact that they are a warrior’s sharp arrows speaks of the skill and the accuracy of the one who draws the bow. And in the midst of a hostile world, the Christian longs for peace. Save me, O Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.” (Psalm 120:1-2). 100:2). Because as Christians we also are on a journey – not on a literal journey to Jerusalem, of course, but rather a spiritual journey, a pilgrimage of the heart. But that’s where prayer comes in. Chapter 120 This psalm is the first of those fifteen which are here put together under the title of "songs of degrees.’’ It is well that it is not material what the meaning of that title should be, for nothing is offered towards the explication of it, no, not by the Jewish writers themselves, but what is conjectural. The world is opposed to God and his ways. What do you do when you are in trouble? He obtained a gracious answer to this prayer. It’s meant to drag you down. That’s why we read in Romans 12:19: “Do not take revenge, my friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord.” (Romans 12:19) It’s not your place to judge the sins of others. This is a journey that begins with our conversion, that ends with heaven, and in between we follow every day and every week of our lives. When a pilgrim left home to go up to the Temple, he was going to worship the God of truth. Never take that for granted. Back to Sermon on Psalm 101-125. By Ray Fowler. – Psalm 120:1-2 Passage: Psalm 120 & 121 He is ready to begin his journey to go and meet with God. James 5:13 tells us plainly: “Is any one of you in trouble? (1-4) He complains of wicked neighbours. God will judge the wicked but save his people. or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? " Words in brackets, ( ), are not in the *Hebrew Bible. Cry out to him. Once again, greater maturity in Christ brings greater consciousness of our own sin and God’s mercy in our lives. It is also a journey that begins and ends with prayer. God hears you when you pray. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the Feast, according to the custom.” (Luke 2:41-42). One likely occasion for the composition of this psalm is David’s recollection of the lies of Doeg the Edomite. Psalm 120 especially focuses on prayer during the bad times. The world is a hostile place. We are to be in the world, but not of the world. And not just prayer during the good times. But what matters is to whom do you cry out? We learn from Psalm 120 that the appropriate judgment for sin is very severe, as pictured by a warrior’s sharp arrows and the burning coals of the broom tree. Take it to the cross of Jesus and leave it up to God to handle. And so the psalmist is surrounded by people who do not care about God or God’s ways. The home worship service guide follows the same rhythms of that week’s live service. Four Seasons Of Life Part 3 Series. As Jesus said in John 14:27: “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. God’s people have always been a singing people and a worshiping people, and God gave us these psalms to help us give expression to the feelings in our heart as we worship him in prayer and song. The Christian gets tired of living in the world My treasures are laid up somewhere beyond the blue. Hello and welcome to RayFowler.org. This collection includes Psalm 120 - 134 -- fifteen in all. I. Everyone cries out when they are in trouble. Jesus would have sung these songs with his family as they made their way up to Jerusalem each year for the Passover. This is what you have been looking for all your life. He is Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and so we learn that all prayer must go through Jesus the Son of God. God hears you when you pray. Jesus said in John 4:24: “God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in spirit and in truth.” (John 4:24) These deceitful lies are the exact opposite of the atmosphere of truthful worship that God calls us to and the psalmist so desires. He is tired of it all. It is only found in Jesus Christ. One day this land will be returned to him but until th SermonAudio.com - Psalm 120 Sermons.       – John 15:19, 17:14-16. If so, that’s what these Psalms of Ascent are all about. Save me, LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. The arrows here speak of the suddenness of God’s judgment coming upon the wicked. That is why the world hates you.” (John 15:19), And even though we may not feel comfortable living in the world, this is exactly the place where God has chosen for us to live out our Christian faith in obedience to him and as a witness to others. For any web postings, please link to the sermon directly at this website. This psalm teaches us to express our frustration and anger and sadness to God and to look to him as the one who gives us hope and strength for the journey. Register! Psalm 120 shows us the best way. The Psalms of Ascent are all about going to meet with God, to worship him in the beauty of his presence. Psalm 122:1 A Song of degrees of David. The Christian is uncomfortable living in the world Thanks for visiting! and Johnny Hart, The Psalms of Ascent – Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, A Theology of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter. And then finally, the Christian longs for peace in the midst of a hostile world. Click here to return to the Sermons page. The word translated “distress” in Psalm 120:1 is a word that means “trouble, distress, or anguish, being closed in or confined.” In other words, trouble is closing in all around you. And so as we read the Psalms of Ascent today, they hold great meaning for us as well. He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. Cry out for him to save you (ex. Do you complain? It’s never that you’re a terrible person and they go around telling everyone how good you are, right? So, the probability is that the Psalm was written at the time of the rebuilding of the temple and the city. “Woe to me that I dwell in Meshech, that I live among the tents of Kedar! It's one of a collection called "Songs of Ascents". Favoriting is a great way to keep a list of sermons, programs, and ministry resources in your account. ◄ Psalm 120:2 ► Deliver my soul, O LORD, from lying lips and a deceitful tongue. Have you ever been lied about? Woe to me that I dwell in Meshek, that I live among the tents of Kedar! ... Death and Life: Part Two. The psalmist cries out to the Lord, and the Lord answers him. As Jesus prayed in John 17: “I have given them your word and the world has hated them, for they are not of the world any more than I am of the world. But God will shoot them with arrows; suddenly they will be struck down. "What shall be given unto thee? “I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me.” (Psalm 120:1), (Prayer by Samuel Cox: “God of peace, grant me Thy peace as I worship in Thy presence; and let me find a bettered world when I come back to it, or, at least, bring a bettered and more patient heart to its duties and strifes.”). Can you relate to these verses in Psalm 120? 120:1–7) Summary of the Text. "Serve the Lord with gladness" (Psa. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. Have you ever gone on a road trip and put together a play list or mix of songs for the journey? Notice that the first thing he does is to call out to the Lord for help. The Songs of Ascent are a special group of psalms comprising Psalms 120—134. Proverbs 26:27 says: “If a man digs a pit, he will fall into it; if a man rolls a stone, it will roll back on him.” (Proverbs 26:27) In other words, a man reaps what he sows. We will also provide resources to lead a Bible study as an alternative to watching the sermon. Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens. Back to Sermon on Psalm. We started way back in Psalm 120 where the main concern for the psalmist was dwelling with evil men and their sin. These Psalms teach us how to be pilgrims as we make our own way upward on our journey to know God and to eventually be with him in his kingdom forever. When in trouble, pray. Render honor to God. So let’s read this psalm together as we get started. my distress. 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