Wednesday, July 1, 2015

SSMT Verse 13 - Ps. 121:5-6

Posted by Lisa Laree to Beer Lahai Roi

Insert expected exclamation of disbelief that it is July 1 already and time for the 13th Verse in the 2015 Siesta Scripture Memory Team assignment.  (BTW, Beth is teaching today on the blog on her chosen verse...Gal. 6:1.  Good stuff)

My journey through Psalms 121 brings me to verses 5 and 6:

The LORD watches over you -- The LORD is your shade at your right hand; the sun will not harm you by day nor the moon by night.    -- Ps 121:5-6 NIV84

I've always thought this was kind of an interesting concept...of course, the sun has potential to cause harm...blistering sunburn, dehydration, heat stroke, etc.; in contrast, the moon itself is rather harmless.  I think the poetic language implies protection from the threat that comes under the cover of night. 

Because God is the shade; the One who stands between the threat and the threatened to protect, cover and shield.

Just the idea of being in the shade is restful and restorative. 

A good passage for July 1.

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