Psalm 124:2-4 (NIV)
If the LORD had not been on our side
When people attacked us,
They would have swallowed us alive
When their anger flared against us;
The flood would have engulfed us,
The torrent would have swept over us,
The raging waters would have swept us away.
One of the images of our rescue and help from the LORD in Psalm 124 is that of a flood (v. 4-5). Today, we will consider God’s rescue in our lives in this way.
1 – Consider the imageries of the flood, the torrent, and the raging waters that are used in Psalm 124. What is it like to experience a flood? (Think about what you have seen of other’s experiences if you haven’t personally experienced this sense of being swept away.)
2 – What in our lives comes upon us and threatens to sweep us away in flood-like ways?
3 – What do you think came to mind for the people of Israel when hearing about a torrent and a flood? Look at Exodus 14:21-31 and the rescue of Israel from the torrent that engulfed their enemies. How does this parallel our rescue?
Let’s give thanks to God for rescuing us in such a mighty way, being specific and corporate (for the church) in your thanksgiving.