Psalm 129

A song of ascents.

1 “They have greatly oppressed me from my youth,” let Israel say;
2 “they have greatly oppressed me from my youth, but they have not gained the victory over me. 
3 Plowmen have plowed my back and made their furrows long. 
4 But the LORD is righteous; he has cut me free from the cords of the wicked.” 
5 May all who hate Zion be turned back in shame
6 May they be like grass on the roof, which withers before it can grow; 
7 a reaper cannot fill his hands with it, nor one who gathers fill his arms. 
8 May those who pass by not say to them, “The blessing of the LORD be on you; we bless you in the name of the LORD.”
In my commentary I find the following:
This psalm talks about the sorrows and pains of those who are oppressed.
Being a believer doesn’t exempt us from sorrows and pains however we have God’s grace and power to encourage us.
The graphic image in verse 3 makes us think about the Servant of the Lord, Jesus who is described in Isaiah 50 verse 6 ‘ I offered my back to those who beat me ‘
Also the prophet Isaiah 53:5 reminds us that ‘he was pierced for our transgressions and by his wounds we are healed.’
Christ willingly endured such suffering and by doing so secured the victory  over our enemies. 
9 But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. 
Have a blessed Sunday my friends 🙂
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