Day Four: Who God Is

Psalm 124 (NIV)

If the LORD had not been on our side –
   let Israel say –
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.
Praise be to the LORD,
   who has not let us be torn by their teeth
We have escaped like a bird from the fowler’s snare;
The snare has been broken,
   and we have escaped.
Our help is in the name of the LORD,
   the Maker of heaven and earth.

1 – Read through the psalm aloud, declaring the rescue of God freshly in your life (our lives).

2 – Find at least 2 explicit or implicit descriptions of God in Psalm 124.  For each one, consider:

a – How does Psalm 124 depict this characteristic of God?

b – How have you / we experienced God in this way?

c – How does understanding God in this way affect your response to Him in times of trouble, times of pilgrimage, and/or times of worship?

3 – Choose one description (characteristic) of God you have chosen.  In prayer, turn from any other way of seeing Him and declare Who He is and what He is like according to the word of God.  Pray for others to see and experience God in this way.

– BR

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