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Psalm 125

English Standard Version (ESV)

The Lord Surrounds His People

A Song of Ascents.

125 Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion,
  which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
  so the Lord surrounds his people,
  from this time forth and forevermore.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest
  on the land allotted to the righteous,
lest the righteous stretch out
  their hands to do wrong.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good,
  and to those who are upright in their hearts!
5 But those who turn aside to their crooked ways
  the Lord will lead away with evildoers!
  Peace be upon Israel!




  • The simile “like Mount Zion” offers a powerful image. Those who trust God enter into a towering security where evil neither has sway nor corrupts, where God’s goodness and peace prevail.
  • Christians will also face many temptations and challenges as we live out our lives with God in this world. We should have such confidence and stability knowing that “the Lord surrounds his people from this time forth and forevermore” (v2).
  • What worldly influences tempt you at home, at work, or in society? How do you stay “unmoved” (v1)?
  • When is it hardest for you to trust the Lord? Why?


Prayer & Journaling:

Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what he wants to tell me. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in the “Spiritual Journal” book.