Let us continue through the book of Psalms, this time with Chapter 121.
“I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” – Psalms 121:1-2
Help from God? Sigh. Don’t forget that all of your troubles began with God too. He’s the one who took over Saul’s body and attempted to do you bodily harm.
“He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;” – Psalms 121:3
Job would say otherwise! And what of those whose feet do slip, either figuratively or literally? Were they not praying hard enough? Ah, the ‘you just don’t love God enough to receive his help’ argument. Disgusting.
“…the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night.” – Psalms 121:6
Apparently David is unaware of sunburns. Seems very unlikely given he lives in the Middle East!
“The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life;” – Psalms 121:7
But only if you pray hard enough, love him enough, and follow every single silly little rule. Fail in any one thing and harm will come to you as we’ve seen over and over in the Bible.
Psalms 121 continues the theme of false praise to God. It continues to amaze me that David praises God for protection from the very things God causes. And the statements on God never harming you? Seriously? Harm comes to people all over including the Israelites! These are verses written by men to control the masses. Nothing more. Nothing less.
Coming Soon: Psalms – Chapter 123: A song of ascents.