Psalms 125: What Are We Trusting in?
Psalms 125 begins with a very strong image.
Psa 125:1 A Song of degrees. They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.
I know that I am only singling out one verse here, but there is something rather interesting about this one. If you trust in God, you will be like a mountain which cannot be moved. Obviously, the language here is poetic because in theory you could move an entire mountain if you had enough shovels and time. However, practically speaking, mountains are firmly placed right where they are, and we do not move them.
Now, if we continue on to the next verse, we gain a little bit more perspective about what we are talking about here.
Psa 125:2 As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the LORD is round about his people from henceforth even for ever.
Let’s put it all together. If we trust in God, we will not be moved. We will not be moved because God is around us forever. God is our protector and our shield. That is certainly significant. We are not able to hold our own because we ourselves are strong.
I think that is something that we can forget so easily. We get settled into our routines, and we figure that we are pretty secure. We have created a pretty decent life for ourselves, and we really don’t need to worry about very much.
However, we are on the brink of danger. We are putting our trust in ourselves and our stuff. We are not putting our trust in God, but this Psalm tells us that if we do put our trust in God, He will take care of us. We need to make sure that we find our satisfaction and our grounding in God rather than in anything else. Any other foundation can fall apart so easily and leave us with nothing.