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A song of ascents.
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? 2 My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth. 3 He will not let your foot slip—he who watches over you will not slumber; 4 indeed, he who watches over Israel will neither slumber nor sleep. 5 The Lord watches over you—the Lord is your shade at your right hand; 6 the sun will not harm you by day, nor the moon by night. 7 The Lord will keep you from all harm—he will watch over your life; 8 the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.
In verse 1, the mountains (or hills) are a reference to how the city of Jerusalem is surrounded by mountains. At any moment, Israel’s enemies could appear on the horizon, and they would have the high ground. Who will help? Only the Lord. This popular psalm emphasizes how the Lord who made heaven and earth loves us enough to take very personal care of us (God’s even concerned with our slipping feet), and that we can rest, knowing that God is always awake. Try praying through this before you go to sleep this week.