Tehillim / Psalms 123, ספר תהילים קכג, Part 2, Lifting our Eyes to the Lord God in Heaven

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 123:1-4, the psalm sates, ב הִנֵּה כְעֵינֵי עֲבָדִים אֶל-יַד אֲדוֹנֵיהֶם כְּעֵינֵי שִׁפְחָה אֶל-יַד גְּבִרְתָּהּ כֵּן עֵינֵינוּ אֶל-יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁיְּחָנֵּנוּ: 123:2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us. (NASB) This verse speaks of the servant looking towards her master for work and guidance. In a similar way we are to do the same to the Lord God in heaven. The Psalm concludes saying, ב הִנֵּה כְעֵינֵי עֲבָדִים אֶל-יַד אֲדוֹנֵיהֶם כְּעֵינֵי שִׁפְחָה אֶל-יַד גְּבִרְתָּהּ כֵּן עֵינֵינוּ אֶל-יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עַד שֶׁיְּחָנֵּנוּ: ג חָנֵּנוּ יְהֹוָה חָנֵּנוּ כִּי-רַב שָֹבַעְנוּ בוּז: ד רַבַּת שָֹבְעָה-לָּהּ נַפְשֵׁנוּ הַלַּעַג הַשַּׁאֲנַנִּים הַבּוּז לִגְאֵיוֹנִים: 123:3 Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt. 123:4 Our soul is greatly filled With the scoffing of those who are at ease, And with the contempt of the proud. (NASB) Being filled with contempt is what happens for those who are scoffed at. 2 Peter 3:3 warns us that “in the last days scoffers will come, scoffing and following their own evil desires.” We know from Scripture that scoffing will only increase as we near the time for Yeshua’s return (2 Timothy 3:1-5). Scoffers have always been and will always be present in the world. But there is coming a day when all people will acknowledge the Messiah of God as Lord. On that day there will no longer be any scoffers. Read more here: Tehillim 123-Part1-and-2

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