What if the Lord?  Day 124, 2017:  theunfetteredpreacher 

“What if the Lord had not been on our side?”

The question of the day.  

What if the Lord had not been on our side?

This Psalm, was sung, as the people traveled to Jerusalem, to celebrate the five feasts.

I had to read this Psalm in several different translations, to understand the meaning.

“What if the Lord had not been on our side?”

David, the Psalmist, is encouraging the people to sing out in Praise, to recognize, and proclaim, to all who might hear, the need for the Lords guidance, direction and protection. 

He was telling the world, that if the Lord had not been on their side, they would have been devoured, destroyed, no longer a people.

He told them again, to Praise the Lord.  To realize it was His hand that kept them safe, it was only by the Grace of God, that they escaped the trap that was set for them.

That it was the Lord, who caused the enemy to fail.  It is the Lord, who leads us through the valley of the shadow of death, to the place of eternal life, and safety. 

So, today,  “What if the Lord had not been on our side?

What disaster have we avoided, what sin, has He kept us from committing, what pathway to destruction,  has He turned us from?

As we continue to Seek His Face.  As we Seek His will and way for our life, we should never cease to Sing out Praise and Worship,  to ptoclaim His Love for all mankind.

True Praise and Worship, Honors Him, Glorifies, Magnifies and Exalts Him.  It brings us to that place of protection. 

As we submit to the Shepherds leading and guidance.   As we Submit to God, and resist the devil, and the devil flees.

We are victorious over sin and death.   Amen

What if the Lord had not been on our side?

Psalm 124  (NIV)

Psalm 124
A song of ascents. Of David.
If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—

if the Lord had not been on our side
when people attacked us,

they would have swallowed us alive
when their anger flared against us;

the flood would have engulfed us,
the torrent would have swept over us,

the raging waters
would have swept us away.

Praise be to the Lord,
who has not let us be torn by their teeth.

We have escaped like a bird
from the fowler’s snare;
the snare has been broken,
and we have escaped.

Our help is in the name of the Lord,
the Maker of heaven and earth
.”

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