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Psalm 121 – Walk with God 与神同行

Psalm 121 – Walk with God

Tuesday, 21st March 2023

Rev Daniel Xi An Poon

The Song of Ascents are sung when the Israelites went up to the mountain to worship God every year. On the way to the mountain, it may be lonely, it may be dangerous, but it will also be a time for them to experience God. They could not rely on anyone to help them but to fully rely on God, to walk with God. We must also walk with God every day in our life, to always pray and look upon God, He has sent us His Holy Spirit to give us peace, when we pray in tongue, He will release peace to us, and we will also be able to release peace to others.


We are just visitors to this world, when we believe in God, until we see God face to face, it is a path that we must walk with God, not with this world, and not by ourselves. We are the followers of God, and we can walk this path of life on earth as it is in Heaven.


Section One V1-2 To Proclaim the Help Comes from God 要宣告帮助从神而来

V1 ‘I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help?’ How do we believe God walks with us? We must first proclaim, because the Word has power. When the people of the world saw the mountains, we can see help, because God is our help. People would see difficulties, challenges, problems, hardship, but we can see God, Who created the Heaven and the Earth. For people who don’t know God, when they see the mountain they pray to the mountain god, when they see the sea they pray to the sea god, because people are in owe of the created things of the world, but they don’t know the Creator.


V2 ‘My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.’ We have left God and chased after the world. The technology is so advanced that we can find almost every answer from the internet. But God is the I Am Who I Am God, nothing can be higher than our God and therefore we must proclaim our help is from God. Let us talk to ourselves, talk to our weakness, talk to our impossibilities, proclaim God’s presence with us. Our help is from God, nothing and no one can threaten us.


Section Two V3-6 To Know God’s Help 要知道神的帮助

V3 ‘He will not allow your foot to be moved; He who keeps you will not slumber.’ We are afraid of falling, we are afraid of failures, we are afraid of many things, we think that we can’t do it anymore, we can’t follow God any more, but God says we must seek His help, stop trying to help ourselves, stop hiding in the cave, when we turn to God, when we really know God is our help. Then He will help us and protect us.

V4 ‘Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.’ When we turn to God, He will definitely protect us, He will not slumber and He will not sleep. He will not ignore us; He is our Protector. Everything belongs to Him; everything was created by Him. V5 ‘The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade at your right hand.’ He is at our right hand, the hand of blessings, He is always blessing us and protecting us. We are often fear of God’s judgement and God’s punishment, but today God reminds us that He wants to bless us.

V6 ‘The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the moon by night.’ The people at the time worshipped the sun god and the moon god, but only God wanted to protect His people. Are we afraid? Are we worry? Because we don’t believe God is the Creator of the Heaven and Earth. We think that God is out of date, we think that this is the time of technology, but we forgot that everything is created by God, the I Am Who I Am God, the Creator God, and the Almighty God. Why do we back slide? Because we don’t know God helps us, and we want to find our own ways to make ourselves feel better. We thought time will heal, we thought taking a rest can restore us, but only God is our true help. Only God can help us, only God can heal us, and we must walk with God.

Section Three V7-8 To Receive the Help of God 要领受神的帮助

V7 ‘The Lord shall preserve you from all evil; He shall preserve your soul.’ We know the help comes from God, but are we willing to receive the help of God? We know the truth, but we don’t receive, then we will never get better. God wants to protect us and to preserve us from all evil, but when we don’t receive this protection, when we use our own ways, the ways of the world, the ways of people… at the end we are the ones who will be in lack. We will walk further away from God, we will walk into the world, we will connect with the death, and we will fall into the darkness. The darkness is not from God, but from this world, the plague, the earthquake, the storm… are not from God but from this world. But God strongly shows His intention to protect us. He will and He must, because He knows we are in danger.

V8 ‘The Lord shall preserve your going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.’ God wants to protect us, but are we willing to receive this help from God? God’s help is not only in David’s time, not only in Daniel’s time, not only in Jesus’ time, but also now and forever. God helps us not to control us or give us pressure, He helps us because He loves us. Let us be willing to receive the help of God, and the help of our authority. God appointed authority for us in this world to help us, when we know then we must see and we must receive. God has already given the responsibility to our authority to guide us and lead us. Let us walk with God, in this dark time, God wants to protect us.