Psalm Chapter 124

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Psalm 124

1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;

If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:

Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

42 thoughts on “Psalm Chapter 124

  1. v8 Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.

    Through HIS NAME we obtain healing, salvation, deliverance and miracles .
    We can ask anything in HIS NAME and confidently receive the answer. The name of JESUS is the key to the power and authority of GOD so let’s acknowledge HIS NAME continually as the first church did in the book of Acts.

    ” And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the LORD JESUS, giving thanks to GOD and the Father by him,”
    Colossians 3:17

    There’s plenty to be grateful for. It’s our choice.

    iChoose to be grateful
    iPray
    iAsk in JESUS NAME
    iEscaped
    iPraise
    NOW

  2. Escape the snares of the fowler, is a key thing here. He lays traps for God’s people, but the name of the Lord is our help.

  3. EXODUS 15:2~
    The Lord is my strength and song, and he is become my salvation: he is my God, and I will prepare him an habitation: my father’s God, and I will exalt him.

    JOB 35:10~
    But none sayeth, Where is God my maker, who giveth songs in the night.

    thank~you Lord, for being there with me.
    You are HOLY, HOLY, HOLY.
    NOW…iwill serve.
    NOW…iwill love.

  4. Warning to the proud

    4 Then the waters had overwhelmed us, the stream had gone over our soul:

    5 Then the proud waters had gone over our soul.

    Let this serve as a warning EVERYTHING WE DO WE, DO IT FOR GOD, BY GOD, AND IN GOD. The pronoun “I” should not even come through your mouth first, God should always be first: “God allowed me to….”, “I have been blessed for God gave me…”, “By God’s Grace I….”. That is an example of giving God ALL GLORY, ALL HONOR, ALL CREDIT!!!! May pride always die in HIS presence, may He always keep us humble, and may we find humility in serving one another in His Love. In Jesus Name I pray.

  5. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    “Once like a bird in prison I dwelt, no freedom from my sorrow I felt, then Jesus came and listened to me, and glory to God he set me free. He set me free yes he set me free! He broke the bonds of prison for me! I’m glory bound my Jesus to see for glory to God he set me free!”

    I am no longer a prisoner to the enemy of my soul. Calvary paid the price for my redemption, and I am on the journey home!

    Romans 5:18
    Therefore as by the offence of one judgment came upon all men to condemnation; even so by the righteousness of one the free gift came upon all men unto justification of life.

    We became justified: just-if-I’d never done anything!

    I know it was the blood!

  6. The phrase ( If it had not been for the LORD) is mentioned here twice, but each verse tells of how God saved us from our enemies.

    6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

    God will always be by our sides even when we don’t deserve his blessings at times. Blessed be the Lord. What a phrase!!!!!!!!!!!
    I am so glad God has blessed me through many trials and temptations.
    No matter what came my way I knew the LORD was on my side. As the man of God said he had my 6!!
    Not only am I blessed, but I knew that even in my affliction God never intended for my flesh to be the meal of the teeth of the destroyer.

    8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    I would like to complete with the understanding that I know where my help comes from THE NAME OF THE LORD (JESUS)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    The only name that we can call upon and he will hear us is JESUS!!!! Going thru troubles people turn to friends, family, etc but I am so thankful that I can call on the name on JESUS and he is there to hear my cry.

  8. ILove the Word!

    1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side…

    There have been many traps laid against me as I walk this Christian journey, especially while I was incarcerated. It seemed like everyday someone was testing or trying you to see who you were or what you were made of…

    Many days and nights I read this scripture and confessed that it was God that delivered me from every trap.

    The last 8 years of freedom have been a challenge. Only 1 person (plus myself) that I knew while incarcerated have survived freedom…everyone else backslid. My friends who were FULL of the Holy Ghost forgot who it was that delivered them from the traps of life…

    LET ME NEVER FORGET YOU GOD, YOU ARE THE ONE THAT BROUGHT (AND KEEPS) ME OUT OF THE SNARES OF LIFE.

  9. 7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    Not only did we escape, but that snare is broken and can’t be used against us again!

    Thank You Jesus for deliverance; guide our feet that we don’t fall prey to any snares the enemy has intended for us. In Jesus Name, Amen.

  10. If it had not been for The Lord…

    Where would we be today? How many of us would already be in the grave? How many would be caught in the snares of the enemy? How many would be deceived?

    We take too much for granted.

  11. Thank you Jesus you are a “free” God.
    It doesn’t cost us anything.
    THANK YOU JESUS FOR SETTING ME FIRE FOR YOU!

  12. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    It was my God who created heaven. It was my God who created earth. It was my God who formed man from dust. It was my God who threw Lucifur from heaven. But most importantly it was my God, Jesus, who laid his life down for all my sins, not only mine but yours too, so that each and everyone of us might have a chance for eturnity with Him..

    He is my healer, my provider, my Shepard, my ever present help in time of need. His word is never void, and never fails. His yoke is light. He is not unjust, full of malice, or a liar. He is truth, forgiving, loving, merciful, and holy.. This is my God in whom I trust..

  13. YEAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!!
    2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:
    IF IT HAD BEEN FOR GOD AND HIS GREAT MERCY……………….. CAUSE YOU DON’T KNOW LIKE I KNOW WHAT THE LORDS DONE FOR ME!!! HALELUJAH !!! HALELUJAH!!! HALELUJAH!!! THANK YOU JESUS!!! I LOVE YOU DADDY!!! GRACIAS PADRE PRECIOSO!!! TE AMO REY MIO Y PADRE ETERNO!!! TU FIDELIDAD ES GRANDE!!!

  14. ALMOST LOST

    6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

    As I reflect on as much of the 47+ years I have lived, one conclusion is obvious;

    I AM BLESSED!

    Considering the situations I allowed myself to get into, the situations that sin got me into and the situations satan against me over my life there have been multiple times that I was ALMOST LOST forever.

    There have been multiple times that GOD has spared and saved me from the teeth of eternal death away from GOD. I am TRULY and SINCERELY THANKFUL for the GRACE and MERCY of GOD.

    I am intrigued by the word selection in this chapter; the words they and their are indicate that the Psalm is more specific than usual. It is more direct than just an all out the devil this and the devil that. In curiosity today I want to know who “THEY” are.

    “THEY” is usually a backdrop for a coward who is afraid to tell you what they think or feel so the word “THEY” is used as a “cover up”.

    THEY say you are….
    Have you heard what THEY said about you…
    Do you know what THEY think about that…

    Verse 3 here in Psalm 124 says THEY and verse 6 says THEIR.

    Look at who THEY are…

    THEY…
    Psalms 123:4 Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.

    Psalm 124:2 … when men rose up against us:

    Those that are at ease and the proud. Desire to devour the RIGHTEOUS. They will rise up against the People of GOD.

    SURVIVAL TIPS:

    Psalms 91:1 He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.

    GET IN CHRIST JESUS

    Romans 13:14 But put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof.

    RUN AWAY FROM SIN OR ANYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE SIN!

    STOP MAKING PLANS TO SECRETLY SIN!

    Ephesians 4:24 And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

    25 Wherefore putting away lying, speak every man truth with his neighbour: for we are members one of another.

    26 Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath:

    27 Neither give place to the devil.

    STOP GIVING THE DEVIL EVIDENCE TO USE AGAINST YOU.

    GET AWAY FROM ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING THAT LOOKS LIKE IT COULD BE WRONG IN GODS EYES.

    1Thessalonians 5:22 Abstain from all appearance of evil.

    iPray
    iProtect my TESTIMONY
    iPraise
    iWork
    iGive
    iReap

    NOW

  15. If it had not been the Lord who was on our side….

    We are truly a blessed people. We don’t know the many snares that the Lord has kept and protected us from. If God had not been with us, only He knows where we would be right now, or where we end up. I’m so thankful that God purposed and destined my life to live for Him, and I chose so serve Him! Nobody’s making me do it, this is how I want to live!

  16. 1-5 If GOD hadn’t been for us —all together now, Israel, sing out!—If GOD hadn’t been for us when everyone went against us, We would have been swallowed alive by their violent anger, Swept away by the flood of rage, drowned in the torrent; We would have lost our lives in the wild, raging water.
    6 Oh, blessed be GOD! He didn’t go off and leave us. He didn’t abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs.
    7 We’ve flown free from their fangs, free of their traps, free as a bird. Their grip is broken; we’re free as a bird in flight.
    8 GOD’s strong name is our help, the same GOD who made heaven and earth. (MSG)

    I think we could all say for some point on our lives, “If it hadn’t been for God, I wouldn’t be here today.” And because of His greatness, His grace and mercy, and the power of His Holy Name, I praise Him and thank Him for all the snares of life He (and all those He set in my life to help guide me and put me back on track) has kept me from and continues to keep me from. Thank you Jesus for the freedom you have given us by Your Name!!!

  17. 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

    If it wasn’t for The Lord being on our side we would once again be swallowed up in this world and our sins. When any pressure, confrontation, persecution happened we would crumble if not for God.

    8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    As other denomination have walked further from truth, and consequently lost power from on high, we rely heavily on our help, the name of The Lord: Jesus. As others may fall under pressure, let the people of His name say: if it wasn’t for The Lord…

  18. Psalm124:1
    Psalm124:4
    If it had not been the LORD who was on our side,now may Israel say.
    ——–
    Then the waters had overwhelm us,the
    Stream had gone over our soul.
    ————-
    TO GOD BE THE GLORY!!!!!!!!!!
    If it had not been The Lord …….
    Ephesians 2:12niv.- Remember that
    at that time you were separated from
    Christ, excluded from citizenship in Israel
    and foreigners to the covenents of the
    promise:
    WITHOUT HOPE AND WITHOUT GOD in this world.
    — if it had not been The Lord ….
    First able; I would be lost,deceiving myself and deceiving others, lost,lost,lost…..
    So I give GOD praise, thank you LORD, I love you, just because that’s who you are: a merciful GOD.
    MERCY,mercy,mercy,mercy that’s all I can thin off right now.
    I repent for those times that I don’t even realized(accidentally ) giving praise to my self instead to you.
    Let your name be glorify at all times,you have good to us.
    If it had not been, The Lord :
    My kids would still be at home and not being aloud to go to church. But they are now !!!!
    ( Gods intervening …)
    Just recently my friends: ( on Wednesday ) we changed electric provider, well our old provider cut it off as soon as possible, and our newone was schedule to start giving us the service yesterday, I called the new company, they said there was nothing they could do, that it wasn’t in their hands….
    But TO BE THE GLORY cause when I came back to the house we had electricity, a day before the appointed day!!!!!!!!
    I believe GOD was in this…..
    Thankful!!!!!!!!

  19. So thankful for all the leadership, elders, and prayers from my family. I know that through those prayers and guidance, my life was spared more than once. Thank you Jesus for your mercy and grace.

    Verse 8 CEV “The Lord made heaven and earth, and he is the one who sends us help.” We must realize that help can be sent through leadership, pastors, elders, teachers, parents, situations, etc.

  20. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    JESUS!
    I trust in Jesus!
    If it wouldn’t have been for Jesus. . .
    My soul is free to mount up on wing like eagles because of Jesus!

  21. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    Call on Jesus in times of prosperity and times of need. He is everything we every need.

  22. 2 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us:

    6 Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.

    8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    Hallelujah He’s got our back! No matter what the enemy says our does. When the enemy tries to attack hallelujah that I’ve got the victory, hallelujah that because of him we overcome. HALLELUJAH!!

  23. Oh, blessed be God ! He didn’t go off and leave us. He didn’t abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs. (Psalm 124:6 MSG)

    Thank you

    Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me? (Hebrews 13:5, 6 MSG)

  24. Under Heaven, Over Earth

    1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side…

    8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    Acts 4:12
    Neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    Philipians 2:9-11
    9 Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

    10 That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

    11 And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

    There is none other name under heaven, over all the earth…

    John 3:14
    And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up

    John 12:32
    And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me.

    The name, the Word upon the cross, under heaven and above earth, is Jesus. Just as we must dwell for a season under heaven, we too can live in a victory above the earth. We may be in the world, but we are not called to be of the world. We’ve heard if we suffer with Him, we’ll reign with Him; well, I do believe what we’ve heard also that reigning with Him doesn’t have to be reserved for after His second coming. We can reign in victory with Him, not dragged down by sin and the cares of life, the weights of this world.

    And just as He was lifted up upon the cross to pay for our sin, so are we called to reign to serve, to love, to bear one anothers’ burdens, to reach the lost, etc. A servant’s heart will faster stumble upon a true throne than a thief’s heart that searches greedily for anything that resembles one. The devil desired God’s throne and instead became god of this world, destined to eternal hellfire. Jesus seeks for us that we might find His throne and be above earth with Him, above the reign of the enemy, and live eternally with Him.

    While we live here, we seem caught between two thrones: that of heaven and that of earth. Yet it is in the name of Jesus we find our bridge. He is both our way of reconciliation and our Mediator. He was the one who humbled Himself to walk this earth robed in flesh and was lifted up between heaven and earth that we too might have victory. Jesus is our Answer, He is our salvation, both in eternity and here now so that we can be over earth while we are yet under heaven.

    NOW Victory

    7 Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

  25. This chapter illustrates acknowledgement. Recognition was given to the way maker (Jesus); “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side”. One would be as wise too acknowledge and show reverence to the way maker; “Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth”. What a mighty God we serve! May the good Lord Bless you all in Jesus name, Amen

  26. NLT 7 We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free!

    With God, we will always have freedom, no more shackles!!!

  27. If it had not been for the love of God where would we be thank you JESUS for your blood that covers use whit the living waters of salvation . Without you I simply wouldn’t be

  28. if it were not for the Lord, Where would we be today or what perils may have befallen us. If we ever know it may only be after we get to Heaven and then we probably won’t care.

  29. I know that if it had not been for the Lord, I would not be where I am today. The Lord kept me and guided me. Even when I did not do what God wanted, he still had mercy and forgave him. This is why I praise him because I know that without him I am nothing.

  30. Oh, blessed be God ! He didn’t go off and leave us. He didn’t abandon us defenseless, helpless as a rabbit in a pack of snarling dogs. We’ve flown free from their fangs, free of their traps, free as a bird. Their grip is broken; we’re free as a bird in flight. God ‘s strong name is our help, the same God who made heaven and earth. (Psalm 124:6-8 MSG)

    BY HIS GRACE…. I am free!!!

  31. 8 Our help is in the name of the Lord, who made heaven and earth.

    How great and wonderful is the name of our Lord Jesus! At the mention of His name demons are cast out, there are healing in the name of Jesus, miracles in the name of Jesus..salvation in the name of Jesus.

    Acts 4:12
    Neither is there salvation in any other:for there is none other name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved.

    John 15:16
    Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain:that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

    There’s no other name that has power…

  32. 1 If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, now may Israel say;

    I believe everyone reading this post today can say Amen to this scripture. If it had not been for the Lord who was on our side were would we be today. I am so thankful that God has been with me through thick and thin through the highs and the lows. God is good all the time!

  33. God never leaves us or forsakes us. He is our strength and our fortress, a very present help.

    Who can stand before the blood washed child of God who walks in righteousness and truth.

    Thank God for the Blood,

  34. I glorify God at all times, for he is Good. God has our back, he walks where we walk. Thank you Lord for your love and your mercy.

  35. Snares

    7Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped.

    The kind of trap used to catch tasty birds in the psalmist’s day was constructed of two wooden fames, between which a net was stretched. The hunter laid the contraption flat flat on the ground and when a bird wandered into it, the frames sprang closed and trapped the creature in the net. The psalmist is using the snare metaphorically in this psalm to celebrates the fact that the Lord has broken the “frames”of the traps enemies have set for his people, allowing his chosen ones to escape like free birds. By all human calculations and predictions, the Lord’s people should have been utterly by this point in history. They have had countless enemies and so many close calls, but the Lord’s love has preserved them. That same love will continue to preserve us until we stand whole and without blemish before Jesus Christ Himself: “25Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her 26to make her holy, cleansing by her by the washing with water through the word, 27and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless” (Eph 5:25-27). The power of the blood of the Lamb, Jesus makes us too slippery for the devil to hold us down in a snare, it doesnt matter what the weapon is, with Jesus we will always win.

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