Worship as Refuge | Manna in the Morning

Psalm 120 was written from the perspective of a man lamenting that he lives among people who are hostile to God and to him. He calls to God “in distress” (v. 1), requesting deliverance from “lying lips” (v. 2). He mourns the fact that he lives “among those who hate peace” (v. 6).

Because this song was sung as people traveled to a place of worship, one implication is this: worship should be a place of refuge for God’s people – a place where we can escape the hostilities of life, if only for a short time, and enter into the presence of God in a special way with special people.

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