Day One: If the Lord had not been on our side…

Psalm 124:8 (NIV) – “Our help is in the name of the LORD, The Maker of heaven and earth.”

Psalm 124 is special in that it is a song of the people – exhorting Israel to remember the LORD’s rescue of them together, and to say to each other that the LORD has been their help.  Today we will consider what it means that our rescue is together, as His people.

1 – Look at Ephesians 1:3-10.  How does this speak of our rescue together (plural)?

2 – Whereas Psalm 124 speaks in metaphor and simile, Ephesians 1 uses several theological terms to describe our rescue and help from the Lord.  List them and consider/share what most speaks to you today.

3 – How does this passage help you to see the depth of our rescue as plural (to be part of a family of God)?  How would viewing your own personal rescue by God in this plural way more benefit you and your church?

4 – How can you practically live out this declaration of the Lord’s help and rescue of His people?  See if you can think of an answer that is based upon scripture. (For me, Romans 12:9-16, Hebrews 13:1-8, and James 5:14-16 are practical passages.)

– BR

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