Tehillim / Psalms 126, ספר תהילים קכו, Part 1, Being handed over for destruction and the Gospel Message

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In this week’s study from Tehillim / Psalms 126:1-6, the psalm opens saying, א שִׁיר הַמַּעֲלוֹת בְּשׁוּב יְהֹוָה אֶת-שִׁיבַת צִיּוֹן הָיִינוּ כְּחֹלְמִים: A Song of Ascents. 126:1 When the Lord brought back the captive ones of Zion, We were like those who dream. (NASB) When held captive, is it but a dream to long for deliverance? The Lord is powerful to overcome strongholds, and it does not matter who stands against us when we have the Lord God in heaven on our side. The psalmist states, ב אָז יִמָּלֵא שְֹחוֹק פִּינוּ וּלְשׁוֹנֵנוּ רִנָּה אָז יֹאמְרוּ בַגּוֹיִם הִגְדִּיל יְהֹוָה לַעֲשֹוֹת עִם-אֵלֶּה: 126:2 Then our mouth was filled with laughter And our tongue with joyful shouting; Then they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them.’ (NASB) This sounds like Devarim / Deuteronomy 4:7 For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is the LORD our God whenever we call on Him? (NASB) The Lord is great in His mercy to deliver His people. This brings great joy to His people, and is the meaning of the joy of the Lord.  Read more here: Tehillim 126-Part1

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