The people of God know what it is like to be down but not out. No matter the opposition we encounter, our God continues to hold us steadfast.
- A Song of Ascent – These psalms (120-134) were sung as people ascended to the hill of Jerusalem and upon the steps of the temple to worship together.
- God’s people must consistently remind one another regarding pivotal truths upon which we must stand.
- Most people value a group by how they succeeded, but God’s people are marked by how they survived.
We May Be Down (129:1-4)
- We often share the presence of our problems while neglecting to acknowledge our perseverance through them.
- God’s people have been repeatedly knocked down, yet we consistently get back up.
- We should not be surprised by Christian suffering if we were saved by Christ’s suffering.
But We’re Not Out (129:5-8)
- The culture doesn’t hate who you are but who you represent.
- The enemies of God exalt themselves to have rapid growth, but they will experience a sudden demise.
- Believers should never employ vain expressions to provide false assurance.
- Individually – The trial that should have taken you down became the testimony of how God kept you up.
- Corporately – If God has held His people this far, He won’t drop us now.
God’s deliverance will come by His way at His time.