Psalm 121 - The Goodness of God

Psalms 120 - 134 are referred to as the "Songs of Ascent" - these psalms served as the songbook for pilgrims heading to Jerusalem for the celebration of the Feasts of Passover, Pentecost, & Tabernacles. As the travelers ascended the hills towards the City of David, they sang the songs as a point of reference, a reaffirmation of their identity as God's people, & a reminder of God's continued goodness to them.

Psalm 121 in particular is a call to remember where our help comes from - its not the from the stronghold behind the city gates, & its not from pagan deities offering their capricious protection in exchange for costly sacrifices. Rather, their help (& their hope) is found in the God of Israel, maker of Heaven & Earth.



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