What metaphors does the Psalmist use to describe Israel’s rescue and deliverance?
In verse 2, the Psalmist invites the congregation to repeat the declaration, “If the LORD had not been on our side…” They are called to remember and to proclaim together that God has rescued them. Why is it important to remember what God has done and to tell our stories?
This Psalm paints a picture of “what-would-have-been” without God’s help. Where would you be today without God’s Presence and Protection in your life?
In his sermon this weekend, Jeremy spoke about the attacks the church is facing in our world today, particularly those that threaten our unity. We are called to love, living in community with one another despite our differences—and yet sometimes we fall short. What are the ways you are tempted to break unity with the body of Christ? Particularly in this season of transition at Lake, what are the things you are tempted to hold in higher esteem than the health of our church? (Note—please reflect on your own temptations, not those of others.)
Verse 8 ends with the proclamation: “Our help is in the name of the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” In what areas of your personal life do you need God’s help? In what areas do we collectively need God’s help as the church? Close your time together in prayer.