The psalmist working his way toward spiritual victory has come to the place in his life that he realizes there are spiritual responsibilities to accept, but only with reliance upon God to produce acceptable results.
Going forth with precious seed (Psalm127:5-6)
Build (a spiritual life, ministry, home, church,etc.) (Psalm 127:1)
Watch and Guard (Psalm 27:1-2)
Raise godly children (Psalm 27:4-5)
TOTAL RELIANCE UPON THE LORD FOR SUCCESS (Psalm 127:1-2)
The victorious Christian life refuses to allow us to live spiritually idle lives. We must be about the Lord's work, but that is not enough! We must put forth our best effort while at the same time realizing it is God that gives the increase.
Yet a LITTLE sleep, a LITTLE slumber, a LITTLE folding of the hands together: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth, and thy want as an armed man. (Proverbs 6:10-11)
This applies spiritually as well.
Saint you will never have victory until you get busy for God!
Looking back the Psalmist as he has begun to journey from spiritual defeat to victory has: Psalm 120 - Realized his spiritual condition, and need of help from the Lord. Psalm 121 - Refocused his spiritual sight from looking out and down to the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The Psalmist in Psalm 123:2-4 has assumed the role of a servant. He is not giving orders, nor making decisions, nor overseeing others, but is merely looking unto the Master for direction. He is watching and waiting on the Master to move. If the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
The psalmist as he spiritually seeks higher ground has in Psalm 120 honestly acknowledged his spiritual destitution, his inability to do anything about it, and the need for help. In Psalm 121:1-2 he refocuses to the hills, the location of God's...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
As we have begun our ascent through the psalms of degrees we have seen the psalmist begin his spiritual climb to victory. First he truthfully acknowledged the sad plight he was in, and asked the Lord to help him. Secondly, he fixed his eyes in the...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
As we come to Psalm 122 the psalmist has taken two steps up the staircase of spiritual victory, and be sure it is an uphill climb! In Psalm 120 he has honestly acknowledged his condition, and inability to help himself. Secondly, in Psalm 121 he...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
In Psalm 121 we see the psalmist changes the direction he is looking! The psalm begins with "I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help". The second step on the staircase to his spiritual victory was to quit looking out...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
As the Psalmist begins his ascent from spiritual defeat to victory we see his first step in Psalm 120. He realizes and acknowledges the truth of his spiritual condition. Unless you are willing to be honest with the Lord about your condition, then...[ abbreviated | read entire ]
I want to spend some time discussing Psalms 120 - 134. These fifteen Psalms are commonly referred to as the Songs of Degrees. This unusual sub-title above each of these Psalms is interpreted differently by the so-called scholars. The word degrees...[ abbreviated | read entire ]