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Daily Psalm 120   NLT

A song for pilgrims ascending to Jerusalem.

1 I took my troubles to the LORD; I cried out to Him, and He answered my prayer. 

2  Rescue me, O LORD, from liars and from all deceitful people. 

3  O deceptive tongue, what will God do to you? How will He increase your punishment? 

4  You will be pierced with sharp arrows and burned with glowing coals. 

5  How I suffer in far-off Meshech. It pains me to live in distant Kedar. 

6  I am tired of living among people who hate peace.
7  I search for peace; but when I speak of peace, they want war! 
I search for peace...
In Peter's first letter he quotes from Psalm 34:12-16;

For the Scriptures say, "If you want to enjoy life and see many happy days, keep your tongue from speaking evil and your lips from telling lies.Turn away from evil and do good. Search for peace, and work to maintain it.The eyes of the Lord watch over those who do right, and His ears are open to their prayers. But the Lord turns His face against those who do evil." (3:10-12).

The psalmist in 120 seems to be getting tired with pursuing peace. We've probably all been there. But again, the Bible encourages us that if we don't grow weary in well doing, we shall reap a harvest of blessings!

Lord, thank you for refreshing my spirit through Your Word. Help me to keep my eyes on serving You and doing Your will.