God the Help of Those Who Seek Him
Where does your help come from?
Published August 1st, 2017; Updated August 1st, 2017
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Main point summary
The Lord will not allow your foot to slip because He is your protector.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help ?
My help comes from the Lord ,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber .
Behold, He who keeps Israel Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper ;
The Lord is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day ,
Nor the moon by night .
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
The Lord shall preserve your going out
and your coming in
From this time forth,
and even forevermore.
A person asks where help comes from in verse 1. Another person answers first from experience, that help comes from the Lord, then he mentions that the foundation of his help rests in a deeper truth of the Lord's care for His people (verse 2-6). Though God's people may go through extreme circumstances in this present time, the Lord will protect and preserve them eternally (verse 7-8). The worst that can happen is death, but even death cannot separate us from His love. Persecution, suffering and death is therefore only a way to bring us in an even closer relationship with God.