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Assurance of God’s Protection
A Song of Ascents.
I lift up my eyes to the hills—
from where will my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
he who keeps you will not slumber.
He who keeps Israel
will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
the Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
your going out and your coming in
from this time on and forevermore.
Ps 121:1-8. God's guardian care of His people celebrated.
1. I will lift up mine eyes—expresses desire (compare Ps 25:1), mingled with expectation. The last clause, read as a question, is answered,
2. by avowing God to be the helper, of whose ability His creative power is a pledge (Ps 115:15), to which,
3, 4. His sleepless vigilance is added.
6-8. God keeps His people at all times and in all perils.
nor the moon by night—poetically represents the dangers of the night, over which the moon presides (Ge 1:16).
evermore—includes a future state.