Scarborough Baptist Church

How do we read the bible?

André van Oudtshoorn on Psalm 121:1-8

March 25, 2012

This sermon, part of the Christian hope from Colossians series, was preached on Sunday Morning.

How do we read the Bible? Psalm 121 says a few things that are hard to believe. Does God always protect us? What about those times when things go wrong in our lives? As we look at this passage we learn a bit about how we should engage with Psalms and also what God still wants to communicate to us about standing up to difficult times and circumstances.


Psalm 121:1-8

1I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. 2My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth. 3He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. 4Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. 5The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand. 6The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. 7The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul. 8The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore. (KJV)