Psalm 120 Outline
– Â The psalmist cried out to God in distress (Psalm 120:1-2)
– The psalmist grumbled about the negative impacts of the lies of the enemies (Psalm 120:3-4)
– The psalmist felt dwelling among the wicked only brings him trouble because they only want war (Psalm 120:5-7)
Psalm 120 Summary
In Psalm 120:1-2, the psalmist cried out to God in distress and God answered him by sending deliverance. His enemies reproached him with lying tongues.
In Psalm 120:3-4, the psalmist moaned that the lies of the enemies had negative impacts on him, like he is being punished with a warrior’s arrows and burning coals of broom tree.
In Psalm 120:5-7, the psalmist felt it only brings him trouble to have his dwelling among wicked people who want to fight with him but he is a man of peace.
Psalm 120 Bible Study
1. Don’t revenge against your enemies
The psalmist asked God for justice from his enemies who attacked him with lies. We should not take revenge against our enemies. You can tell God about your enemies and ask him to deal with them. In Romans 12:19, dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. In Romans 12:17, Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. In Ephesians 4:27, neither give place to the devil.