The Lord gladly answers us when we call out to Him in our distress (Psalm 120) The Lord exercises His watchcare over us when we face physical and spiritual dangers (Psalm 121). The Lord is worthy of our thankful praise for He extends peace to us (Psalm 122). The enthroned God of heaven delights to … Continue reading Psalms of Ascent – What do they teach us about our Lord?
Sinclair Ferguson claims that the Psalms of Ascent serve as "A Hitchhiker’s Guide for Spiritual Survival." In Psalm 122, the hitchhiker anticipates what it will be like to worship in the house of the Lord. He says in verse 1: "I rejoiced with those who said to me, 'Let us go to the house of … Continue reading Going to the House of the Lord
One question that skeptics and believers both ask frequently is: "if God is so loving, why does He allow suffering and evil?" The Psalms of Ascent (Psalm 120-134) are written to facilitate the worship of God's pilgrim people on their journey up to Jerusalem. One notable feature of the journey of faith is oppression and … Continue reading What if God eliminated suffering? – A Reflection for Good Friday