Overview

Psalm 123 is a concise and powerful expression of trust and dependence on God. The Psalmist likens his focus on the Lord to a servant looking to their master, with eyes filled with expectation and hope. The theme of looking upwards is vivid, representing an earnest appeal for God's mercy and grace. The tone is humble and sincere, recognizing the need for divine intervention against those who scorn and deride the faithful. In the face of contempt and arrogance, the Psalmist turns his eyes to the Lord, seeking His compassion and guidance.

Psalm 123

1 (A Song of degrees.) Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.

Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.

Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.

Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud. [Devotion]

End of Chapter 123


1 Year Plan:  Oct 24 - Jer 37, Jer 38,  Ps 122, Ps 123 [next day]
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