-Theme: The peace and protection of God’s people by the LORD. Having an upright heart for blessings.
-Historical Insight: This is another “Song of Ascent” written anonymously. Some have suggested Hezekiah as the author though in praise of the protection of the LORD against the Assyrians.
-*Application* God will protect His people just like He protects Jerusalem with its mountains all around. Our LORD is our defense. He guards and shields like nothing else. His angels are given charge over His anointed (Psalm 91:11). “The scepter (shebet- rod of authority) of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous, so that the righteous will not put forth their hands to do wrong (Psalm 125:3).” God will do good to those who are good by His righteousness forever; this is His promise. The workers of iniquity and those who turn away to crooked paths (sin) without acknowledging the redemptive work of Christ Jesus will be lead away in separation from Him (Isaiah 59:2, Luke 16:19-31, Revelation 20:15). God’s peace rests eternally only upon His people, the Israel of faith (Romans 9:24-10:13).
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 125:2