At Asbury this year, we are taking part our in 52 Weeks, 52 Verses challenge. Each week of the year, we are memorizing a different Bible verse. As we learn the Bible together as a church this year, I know, we know that God will bring us closer to Himself and show us more and more of who He is.
I heard a preacher say recently, if we don’t know God’s known will (the Bible) then we will never know His unknown will. If we want to know what God wants for us, calls us to, we need to listen and learn His word!
The passage for this week is the first of three weeks that we will spend memorizing Psalm 121. This week is verses 1-2:
1 I lift up my eyes to the hills.
From where does my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
This is a Psalm that the people would sing as they went up to Jerusalem. Jerusalem is on the top of a mountain, so no matter where you came from, north or south, you when “up” to Jerusalem.
So, we lift up our eyes to the hills, from where our help comes. Up the hills reminds of God, because God was associated with the temple and Jerusalem.
And our help comes from God, who made heaven and earth.
We look up. And looking up, we are reminded that God is our help. God is our savior. God is our strength. God is our hope.
Today, look up. Look up. Your help comes from God. The maker of Heaven and Earth.
Look up. And you will find your help in God, no matter where you are!
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