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Psalm 124

Life is dangerous. The previous Psalm described the pain caused by those who mock with contempt. The Psalm ended abruptly with no resolution. And now, strong words of assurance: “If not for Adonai who was for us”… we would have faced destruction- but we did not: “the snare is broken and we have escaped; our help is in the name of Adonai, Maker of heaven and earth.”

As the shift in the tone of the Psalms, so we too seesaw toward pain and promise; fear and trust. When expressing our shifting moods to God, we have a fulcrum, a center, that enables faith in the possibility of enduring equilibrium.

Join me for a close reading of the choral-like, national thanksgiving of Psalm 124