I will lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?1
- The psalmist is surrounded by hills perhaps on the valley floor, a low place, with no help in sight.
- Hills and mountains can be obstacles and challenges; a difficult path.
- Help: succor – to prove, test, thoroughly, to put to proof God’s character and power
- “I will lift up my eyes…” An act if the will – refusing to be downcast since there is no help in sight; an act of FAITH!2
My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.3
- As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and for evermore.4
- A revelation of the Spirit.5
- The Maker of heaven and earth speaks things into being, creating things from His will.6
He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber;7
- They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever.8
- The moving of a foot seems trivial unless you consider how important a foot hold can be; when climbing can it not be a matter of life and death?9 10 11
- Can we not receive encouragement knowing that God will not slumber, especially in matters of life and death?
indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.12
- God loves so very much that He works tirelessly to protect us.