Scorn, Succour & Security

These three psalms (Ps 123-125) take us on a journey from scorn to security, with God’s help (succour) the thing that makes all the difference. Ps 123:3-4 talks of contempt and ridicule, synonyms of which include scorn, disdain, disrespect, derision and mockery. This...

Troubles, Help and Trust

Ps 123-125 give us the second group of three psalms in the Psalms of Ascent, dealing with troubles and trials, God’s help and protection and the deliverance we ultimately will receive from Him. Psalm 123 talks of the contempt and ridicule faced by believers from those...

Developing Zeal

We often feel embarrassed or even afraid of zeal and passion, recognising them as the impetus behind action and feeling wary about the combination of emotion and action. It’s not considered British to be passionate! Zeal may make us feel uncomfortable (think...
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