Psalm 123 (NKJV) Unto You I lift up my eyes, O You who dwell in the heavens. Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their masters, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He has mercy on us. Have mercy on us, O Lord, have mercy on us! For we are exceedingly filled with contempt. Our soul is exceedingly filled With the scorn of those who are at ease, With the contempt of the proud.

Our Lord God is not confined to the temple in Jerusalem, or any other house of worship. Those who approach the temple in Jerusalem lift their eyes to heaven, for they know God dwells in the heavens. We should realize the same important fact, that any house of worship is only a means of approach to God. God is not confined to a building, or a box so to speak. Our eyes ought to be focused upon the heavens in hopes of seeing God’s divine mercy and grace being poured out from heaven upon us for help in our time of need. And we can fully expect to receive God’s mercy. Just as the Jews fully anticipated God’s mercy to end their exile and return them to Jerusalem. We are to be looking to God for salvation. The Jews felt they have suffered enough at the hands of their captors. And they urgently plead for God’s mercy, knowing they are sinners and need God’s mercy. They knew that they have not been set free because of their good behavior. They have been set free by the hand of God. God is our source of refuge and security. Look to God for help and recognize His hand when relief comes your way. We can look back in the past and see God’s mercy in our lives, but in a world of increasing anti-Semitism and prejudice against Christians, we will need more of God’s mercy today. My friend, “Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Look full in His wonderful face. And the things of earth will grow strangely dim. In the light of His glory and grace.”

God Bless and have a great day in God’s Word.