PSALM 123 - Scorned Church 4 Mar 2020
"I lift up my eyes to you who are enthroned in heaven." More than one is enthroned in heaven according to psalm 123. The prayer is about scorn. Not just one person who has been scorned. Israel scorned. The church scorned. Seen from the eyes of the world, the church may be scorned.
God, we look up to you. Have pity on us, for we have had our full share of scorn.
1 [Song of Ascents]
I lift up my eyes to you who are enthroned in heaven.
2 Just as the eyes of slaves are on their masters' hand,
or the eyes of a slave-girl on the hand of her mistress,
so our eyes are on Yahweh our God,
for him to take pity on us.
3 Have pity on us, Yahweh,
have pity, for we have had our full share of scorn,
4 more than our share of jeers from the complacent.
(Scorn is for the proud.)
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
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