Psalm 129


Many a time have they afflicted me from my youth, may Israel now say: many a time have they afflicted me from my youth: yet they have not prevailed against me.  The plowers plowed upon my back: they made long their furrows.  The Lord is righteous: he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked.  Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion.  Let them be as the grass upon the housetops, which withereth afore it groweth up:  Wherewith the mower filleth not his hand; nor he that bindeth sheaves his bosom.  Neither do they, which go by say, the blessing of the LORD, be upon you: we bless you in the name of the Lord. (KJV)

This is the 10th psalm of the fifteen Song of Ascents psalms

Sometimes we seem to forget verse four, “but the LORD is righteous” when we look at the events around us. As Psalm 128 explains we need to have the fear of the Lord and be walking in his ways to be blessed; here the psalmist warns against making this saying “The blessing of the LORD be upon you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.” to those who oppress Israel and hate Zion. To fear God is to acknowledge God’s love and future desires for Israel. Therefore keep your eyes on Israel because that is the nation that God in using to determine the Second Coming of his Son.

Roman 3:5, 6 “But if our unrighteousness commend the righteousness of God, what shall we say? Is God unrighteous who taketh vengeance? (I speak as a man)  God forbid: for then how shall God judge the world?” (KJV)   I learned these verses many years ago from a pastor who corrected me one day about the way I preached. One thing he told me to always to remember was the Lord is righteous. These verses in Romans could also read “is it right to do wrong so that right outcome can be achieve? God forbid! Since the Lord is righteous, he hath cut asunder the cords of the wicked. Knowing this we must concluded with the words of Solomon from Ecclesiastes 12:13, 14 “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.  For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil.”