( C. H. 4). Such a soul is firm in its —1. Moved they may be, but never removed; "perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed." Still, even in these, deep in their soul their faith is earnestly keeping its hold, and does not permit them altogether to drift. Submissive decision of character.There is something supremely exhilarating and sublime in the spectacle of the good man who, in the strength of what he believes to be Heaven-sent guidance, goes intrepidly forward, noting little of what opposes and may attack, though death itself hang its sword above his head, though the world seem to shake in ruins around him. Mount Zion cannot be removed, but abideth for ever; even so, they that trust. A LOWLY PEOPLE. Love.2. Share: Using the imagery of building a house, let's look at the important aspects that are needed. This Divine surrounding affects —(1)The spiritual interests of His people. — dark days, and sad days, and solitary days, and losses and bitternesses of a thousand kinds, do not let us falter in the belief that if we have our hearts set on God, nothing has come to us but what He has let through.III. Faith.3. ... the interactive Knowing the Bible study series, the Preaching the Word commentary series, and more. Though, as it were, the very earth be moved and the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas, the regular, constant, unwavering pursuit of his ideal is the one motive of life. This may happen even to more advanced believers; but as we grow in grace the tendency is to reach a more even and equable condition. Harris. Radio Station Finder ; … Moreover, is it not wise? This Divine surrounding affects —(1)The spiritual interests of His people. If this is what He desireth, if He seeketh such to worship Him, who believe that He is, and that He is the rewarder of them that diligently seek Him, why should He reject their suit?3. the torrent overwhelmed us; c 5 then seething water would have drowned us. Thus, really, though not apparently, there lie all round the city encircling defences of mountains. 3. Call us at 888-634-2038. They are trusting in One who will not deceive them and cannot fail them. CCM meets every Sunday at various locations around the city. And mountains, too, have often proved the asylums of freedom. ]|��j� 0��|� Both are "for ever." Mount Zion cannot be removed, but abideth for ever; even so, they that trust. Only we have to interpret the protection on the principles of faith, and not on those of sense. Purpose.II. Psalm 124:8 SUM PIC XRF ... Treasury of Scripture. — dark days, and sad days, and solitary days, and losses and bitternesses of a thousand kinds, do not let us falter in the belief that if we have our hearts set on God, nothing has come to us but what He has let through. (2)Their temporal necessities. They "trust in the Lord." It is only by realizing the everlasting, abiding love of God that they that trust in the Lord shall come to feel steadfast as Mount Zion which shall never be removed. 1 0 obj There is a tongue of land or peninsula cut off from the surrounding country by deep ravines, on which are perched the buildings of the city, while across the valley on the eastern side is Olivet, and, on the south, another hill, the so-called "Hill of Evil Counsel"; but upon the west and north sides there are Do conspicuous summits, though the ground rises. Should not a man trust in his own Creator? THE SIMPLE ACT OF TRUST IN GOD BRINGS INWARD STABILITY. Sermons from Psalms Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If God Is Sovereign, What Then? If they might not all see Lebanon, which lay at the northern extremity of the land, if they might not all behold the excellency of Carmel, or gaze upon the heights of Hermon, yet once in the year they must all look upon Zion, "whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel." — dark days, and sad days, and solitary days, and losses and bitternesses of a thousand kinds, do not let us falter in the belief that if we have our hearts set on God, nothing has come to us but what He has let through.III. It is not the nature of God to cast away any who rely upon Him; on the contrary, He is very careful that faith should never have less than she has expected. Similarly, says the psalmist, set and steadfast as on a mountain, and compassed about by a protection, like the bastions of the everlasting hills, are they whose trust is in the Lord.I. Only we have to interpret the protection on the principles of faith, and not on those of sense. Mose 20, 1; Psalm 33, 16.17; Jesaja 31, 1; Psalm 124, 8; 1. A very simple thing to do. Others kept good for goodness' sake. Both are "for ever." Both are "for ever." The simple answer is: We'd be a complete mess, utterly without hope. )Mountains trust in GodC. He invites us to call upon Him in the day of trouble (Psalm 50:15). "The Lord is round about them even for ever.". "As the mountains are round about Jerusalem, so the Lord is round about His people" — a very real defence, but a defence that it takes an instructed eye to see; no obvious protection, palpable to the vulgar touch, and manifest to the sensuous eye, but something a great deal better than that — a real protection, through which we may be sure that nothing which is evil can ever pass. - R.T. II. ( C. H. Get in Touch ; Need Help? There is a tongue of land or peninsula cut off from the surrounding country by deep ravines, on which are perched the buildings of the city, while across the valley on the eastern side is Olivet, and, on the south, another hill, the so-called "Hill of Evil Counsel"; but upon the west and north sides there are Do conspicuous summits, though the ground rises. Why is it that they that trust in the Lord shall not be moved?1. — dark days, and sad days, and solitary days, and losses and bitternesses of a thousand kinds, do not let us falter in the belief that if we have our hearts set on God, nothing has come to us but what He has let through.III. Those who have stood at some great height amid the sloping snow-field, bristling barriers of ice, and peaks of untrodden rock in the higher Alps, far from organic life, even of the smallest kind of vegetation, have felt some thrill of perhaps inexpressible awe. Jarvie. (3)His unchanging love.2. But no mountains have guarded a people as God guards those who trust in Him. Those of us who have tried trusting in God have never found it fail, whereas when we have trusted in men we have been disappointed.II. This psalm looks to the deliverances God has provided in the past and expresses joyous praise for those times of deliverance and also reveals confidence in God’s ability to help in times of trouble. They are trusting where their reliance is observed and welcomed. Mark further the significant repetition of the same expression in reference to the stability of the man protected, and the continuance of the protection. <>/ProcSet[/PDF/Text/ImageB/ImageC/ImageI] >>/MediaBox[ 0 0 612 792] /Contents 4 0 R/Group<>/Tabs/S/StructParents 0>> Of God's strength. SIMPLE TRUST IN GOD, IN SOME MEASURE, ASSIMILATES THE PROTECTED TO THE PROTECTOR. THE SIMPLE ACT OF TRUST IN GOD BRINGS INWARD STABILITY. (Judges 5:6; Psalm 58:8; Psalm 109:23; Matthew 7:22; Matthew 24:51. Man can only repeat himself; he never surprises God. They have laid their foundation on a rock, have they not?2. It is only by realizing the everlasting, abiding love of God that they that trust in the Lord shall come to feel steadfast as Mount Zion which shall never be removed. Does He not deserve to be trusted? He respects the courage of faith: He never confounds it. Experienced believers are not to be put about by every puff of wind; nay, they come at last to hold on their way in the teeth of all ill weathers, and, like hardy mariners, make small account of the lesser storms of life. Psalm 124:8; James 1:2-4; Colossians 3:1-17 - "My Help Comes From The Lord" In talking with a friend who is going through a tough time I said something along the line, "I know you don't believe me but God can and will be greater than your issue if you allow Him." when people rose against us, 3 Then they would have swallowed us alive, b. for their fury blazed against us. They are trusting where their reliance is observed and welcomed. Love.2. What can be wiser? Of God's everlastingness.II. I. Moreover, is it not wise? Of God's strength. Still, even in these, deep in their soul their faith is earnestly keeping its hold, and does not permit them altogether to drift. When, then, there come down upon us — as there do upon us all, thank God! They have not believed a lie, and therefore they shall not be swept from their foundation. God loveth to have many dependants about Him. Two peculiarities of its topographical position are both taken here as symbols of spiritual realities, for the singularity of the situation of the city is that it stands on a mountain and is girdled by mountains. Because they are trusting in the truth. (4)Their sorrows.II. He "is a fire round about" them, and their "glory in the midst" of them.(Homilist. Maclaren, D. D.This little psalm looks very much like a record of the impression that was made on the pilgrim as he first topped the crest of the hill from which he looked on Jerusalem. God loveth to have many dependants about Him. )Steadfast trustBelievers are too often tossed about in their minds, and suffer great shakings and movings of heart because they do not trust in the Lord as they should. Check out these helpful resources Biblical Commentary Sermons Children’s Sermons Hymn Lists. It makes us "partakers of a Divine nature." If the LORD had not been on our side— let Israel say— if the LORD had not been on our side when people attacked us, they would have swallowed us alive when their anger flared against us; the flood would have engulfed us, the torrent would have swept over us, the raging waters would have swept us away. We know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and the triune God forgives all of our sins. These things ought not to be, for we ought to be steadfast and immovable; but by reason of infirmity and immaturity many are tossed to and fro as with a tempest. Only we have to interpret the protection on the principles of faith, and not on those of sense. E. Harris.I. Faith.3. E. Harris.I. But, because God is on our side, "the trap is broken, and we are free!" That is to say, if it is true that God is round about me, and that, in some humble measure, my heart has been opening to be calmed and steadied by the influx of His own life, then His "for ever" is my "for ever." Still, even in these, deep in their soul their faith is earnestly keeping its hold, and does not permit them altogether to drift. The word here translated "trust" literally means to "hang upon" something. Both are "for ever." Such a soul is firm in its —1. And mountains, too, have often proved the asylums of freedom. Whoever has laid his tremulous hand on a fixed something, partakes, in the measure in which he does grasp it, of the fixity of that on which he lays hold; so "they that trust in the Lord" "shall be as Mount Zion," that stands there summer and winter, day and night, year out and year in, with its strong buttresses and its immovable mass, the very emblem of solidity and stability.II. THE EVIDENT REASON FOR ALL THIS. THE SECURITY OF BELIEVERS. Of David. This may happen even to more advanced believers; but as we grow in grace the tendency is to reach a more even and equable condition. Faith.3. If they might not all see Lebanon, which lay at the northern extremity of the land, if they might not all behold the excellency of Carmel, or gaze upon the heights of Hermon, yet once in the year they must all look upon Zion, "whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel." Of God's strength. Wenn wir in meiner Gemeinde Gottesdienst feiern, dann erinnern wir uns zu Beginn daran, dass wir Hilfe von dem Gott erwarten, der Himmel und Erde gemacht hat. E. God loveth to have many dependants about Him. Spurgeon. Jarvie. "The thing which is hath already been." God loveth to have many dependants about Him. The free winds that sweep the summits, and thunder at the sides, seem to inspire the people with an invincible love of freedom. The Paperback Bible presents the Bible by the Book and is designed to be portable, readable, and truly personal with ample margins for notations. They shall never be effectually removed from that place before the Lord in which infinite love has fixed them.III. Psalms sind filigran mit 24-Karat Gold auf einen schwarzen, quadratischen 15x24 Millimeter großen Onyx graviert. Whoever has laid his tremulous hand on a fixed something, partakes, in the measure in which he does grasp it, of the fixity of that on which he lays hold; so "they that trust in the Lord" "shall be as Mount Zion," that stands there summer and winter, day and night, year out and year in, with its strong buttresses and its immovable mass, the very emblem of solidity and stability.II. This may happen even to more advanced believers; but as we grow in grace the tendency is to reach a more even and equable condition. But remember that all this expression of power is but the symbol of the strength of a Father's love.3. What has he done in our lives? It is His way of revealing Himself and manifesting His glory. Psalm 124 – Thanking God for the Help Only He Can Bring. Submissive decision of character.There is something supremely exhilarating and sublime in the spectacle of the good man who, in the strength of what he believes to be Heaven-sent guidance, goes intrepidly forward, noting little of what opposes and may attack, though death itself hang its sword above his head, though the world seem to shake in ruins around him. Similarly, says the psalmist, set and steadfast as on a mountain, and compassed about by a protection, like the bastions of the everlasting hills, are they whose trust is in the Lord.I. Maclaren, D. D.)Trust in the Lord, the condition of stability and safetyHomilist.I. TRUST IN THE LORD IS THE CONDITION OF DIVINE SECURITY. These things ought not to be, for we ought to be steadfast and immovable; but by reason of infirmity and immaturity many are tossed to and fro as with a tempest. Amen They are trusting in One who will not deceive them and cannot fail them. (4)Their sorrows.II. What has he done in the vicissitudes of the ages? Though, as it were, the very earth be moved and the mountains be carried into the heart of the seas, the regular, constant, unwavering pursuit of his ideal is the one motive of life. At the back of a great deal of grievous unbelief, when we are in a depressed condition, there lives a faith which is not moved, but in secret takes hold as for dear life, biding its time till better days shall come. He respects the courage of faith: He never confounds it. A Psalm of David. Of God's defence (Psalm 62:2, 6; Psalm 18:2; Psalm 71:3).2. Yg5o��u�d��hJ By Phone 888-588-7884. TRUST IN GOD GIVES —1. TRUST IN THE LORD IS THE CONDITION OF DIVINE SECURITY. 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