(5-7) 1-4 The psalmist was brought into great distress by a deceitful tongue. They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth. He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God won’t fall asleep. Ps 120:1-7. I cry to God, desperate for an answer: Read verse in The Message Bible I cry to God, desperate for an answer: NIV 1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me. 3 Do you know what's next, can you see what's coming, all you barefaced liars? They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth." 120 1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. It seems most probable they were designed for the use of the people when going up (compare 1Ki 12:27, 28) to Jerusalem on the festival occasions (De 16:16), three times a year. PSALMS OF ASCENT: A Grateful Discontent Psalm 120. (1-4) He complains of wicked neighbours. Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward. Psalm 120:1-2 MSG. You’re my place of quiet retreat; I wait for your Word to renew me. Israel’s Guardian will never doze or sleep. What are the warning signs that we have an unhealthy heart when it comes to spiritual things? The writer of Psalm 120 offers his own prayer for peace. 113-120 I hate the two-faced, but I love your clear-cut revelation. It's easier to go down than up, and never underestimate the difficulty of the climb Psalm chapter 120 is the first of 15 chapters called "the psalms of ascent". 3 What will he do to you, and what more besides, you deceitful tongue? MSG 1 I'm in trouble. No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. Don’t disappoint all my grand hopes. (Psalm 120:1) If we had only joyful psalms, we wouldn't know how to bring our problems to the Lord. Watch; Scripture References: Psalms 120:1-7. Psalm 120. And then the third psalm in each group focuses on triumph or victory. NIV Story; NIV Bible Translation Philosophy; NIV Bible Translation Process; NIV Bible Translators; The NIV’s Commitment to Accuracy; Reading Pl 4 Not on your life! Psalm 127:4 Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are children born in one's youth. Psalm 120. This morning we’re starting a new series called “The Psalms of Ascent.” When Ryan came to me, I said, “Man, Ryan, that’s pretty courageous of you to ask me to have the first message for this series. They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth." In this recording we discuss four health checks as seen in Psalm 120 which can help us identify potential problems in our walk and begin working towards a solution. 5-7 I’m doomed to live in Meshech, Psalm 120 (The Message) 1-2 I’m in trouble. 2 Tell the world, Israel, "His love never quits." I cry to GOD, desperate for an answer: “Deliver me from the liars, GOD! 4 And you who fear God, join in, "His love never quits." But sometimes that can be a false understanding of faith. For example Psalm 120 begins with the psalmist in trouble in a far away land. Gospel Reflections - June 10, 2020 Psalm 120. I'm in trouble. 3 He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep. Psalm 120. I said, “O LORD, rescue me from those who lie with their lips and those who deceive with their tongues. Messages Psalm 120. Psalm 120:1 I'm in trouble. 1 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? I cry to God, desperate for an answer: 2 "Deliver me from the liars, God! 3-4 He won’t let you stumble, your Guardian God … Psalm 120:5-7 MSG I’m doomed to live in Meshech, cursed with a home in Kedar, My whole life lived camping among quarreling neighbors. I’m in trouble. May every good man be delivered from … More Messages from Gospel Reflections. The Songs of Ascent are a special group of psalms comprising Psalms 120—134. Take my side as you promised; I’ll live then for sure. Psalm 120 A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem. Psalm 140:10 May burning coals fall on them; may they be thrown into the fire, into the miry pits, never to … Footnotes: Psalm 120 A thanksgiving, reporting divine rescue yet with fervent prayer for further protection against lying attackers (Ps 120:2–4).The psalmist is acutely conscious of living away from God’s own land where divine peace prevails (Ps 120:5–7).120:1 A song of ascents: Ps 120–134 all begin with this superscription. Bible. 1 Thank God because he's good, because his love never quits. Psalm 119 The Message Bible << Psalm 118 | Psalm 119 | Psalm 120 >> The Excellencies of God's Law. This is the first of fifteen Psalms (Psalms 120-134) entitled "A Song of Degrees" (Ps 121:1—literally, "A song for the degrees"), or ascents. Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward. 1 I'm in trouble. I’m all for peace, but the minute I tell them so, they go to war! Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward. 2 No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. MSG 2 "Deliver me from the liars, God! Psalm 45:5 Your arrows pierce the hearts of the king's foes; the nations fall beneath your feet. They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.” 3-4 Do you know what’s next, can you see what’s coming, all you barefaced liars? Psalms 120 A song of ascents. Intro – Psalm 120. 3 And you, clan of Aaron, tell the world, "His love never quits." 3 He won't let you stumble, your Guardian God won't fall asleep. We would be afraid to talk to God about deep troubles, because we might feel the need to be upbeat, positive, full of faith. 2 No, my strength comes from God, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. A Pilgrim Song I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? Psalm 120:1-7. We trust God in the ups and the downs of life. or what shall be done unto thee, thou false tongue? I cry to GOD, desperate for an answer: “Deliver me from the liars, GOD! I’m in trouble. In my distress I cried out to the LORD and he answered me. Not on your life! 4 Not on your life! Call upon the Lord when in distress. About the NIV Bible. Stick with me and I’ll … Learn More About The Message These verses in Psalm 120 are both a warning to the wicked and a reassurance to the righteous that God is just and that he will punish every sin. Menu. He will punish you with a warrior’s sharp arrows, with burning coals of the broom bush. 1-2 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? 3 What will … They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth.” Do you know what’s next, can you see what’s coming, all you barefaced liars? They smile so sweetly but lie through their teeth." Psalms 120:1 - 5. 2 Deliver my soul, O Lord, from lying lips, and from a a deceitful tongue. I cry to God, desperate for an answer: 2 "Deliver me from the liars, God! Do you know what's next, can you see what's coming, all you barefaced liars? 3 What shall be given unto thee? Psalm 120:1-2-5-7 MSG. A Song of [ a]Ascents. 1 I call on the Lord in my distress, and he answers me. And in Psalm 122 he … In Psalm 121 he puts his trust in God. Psalm 120 New International Version << Psalm 119 | Psalm 120 | Psalm 121 >> A Prayer for Deliverance from Deceitfulness. Commentary for Psalms 120 . 4 Pointed arrows and burning coals will be your reward. 1 In my distress I cried unto the Lord, and he heard me. 119 1 You're blessed when you stay on course, walking steadily on the road revealed by God. 1 I look up to the mountains; does my strength come from mountains? It is the first of fifteen psalms with that ascription (Nos. PSALM 120. No, my strength comes from GOD, who made heaven, and earth, and mountains. 2 Rescue my soul, Lord, from lying lips, From a deceitful tongue. A Song of degrees. The psalmist prays to God to deliver him from false and malicious tongues. 120 1 I'm in trouble. 2 You're blessed when you follow his directions, doing your best to find him. The second psalm in each group focuses on trust. The psalm is given the heading “A Song of Ascents” (Shir HaMa’alot). We don’t know who the author is, but we know where he is going. Exodus 34:7 says: “God does not leave the guilty unpunished.” (Exodus 34:7) And that means when you are attacked by others, you do not need to attack back. 1 I took my troubles to the Lord; I cried out to him, and he answered my prayer. Get out of my life, evildoers, so I can keep my God’s commands. I cry to God, desperate for an answer: “Deliver me from the liars, God! Psalm 120. 2 Save me, Lord, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues. Psalm 120 - A song of ascents. 120 I cried to the Lord in my trouble, And He answered me. I cry to God, desperate for an answer: "Deliver me from the liars, God! 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