Tehillim / Psalms 125, ספר תהילים קכה, Part 2, Do You have a Deep Desire to Pursue God?
In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 125:1-5, the psalmist states, ד הֵיטִיבָה יְהֹוָה לַטּוֹבִים וְלִישָׁרִים בְּלִבּוֹתָם: 125:4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good And to those who are upright in their hearts. (NASB) The point is to be righteous in all of areas in our lives. We are to be innocent in our hearts in all that we do. The Psalm concludes saying, ה וְהַמַּטִּים עַקַלְקַלּוֹתָם יוֹלִיכֵם יְהֹוָה אֶת-פֹּעֲלֵי הָאָוֶן שָׁלוֹם עַל-יִשְֹרָאֵל: 125:5 But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, The Lord will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel. (NASB) Notice how the psalm speaks of turning aside to one’s works of iniquity (פֹּעֲלֵי הָאָוֶן) (crooked ways). The psalmist states that for such a person, the Lord will lead them away with the doers of iniquity. This suggests that we are not given a “get out of jail” tick for free. We have a certain responsibility as the people of God to walk in God’s Ways! This means we do not pursue wickedness, unrighteousness. We are called to be a people of Teshuvah (Repentance). The point is we should have within our hearts the desire to pursue the Lord God and His Messiah Yeshua. Read more here: Tehillim 125-Part1-and-2