That’s Kinda Harsh!

by Chuck Adair on November 15, 2021

That’s Kinda Harsh!

Psalm 137

By the waters of Babylon,
    there we sat down and wept,
    when we remembered Zion.
 On the willows  there
    we hung up our lyres.
 For there our captors
    required of us songs,
and our tormentors, mirth, saying,
    “Sing us one of the songs of Zion!”

 How shall we sing the LORD's song
    in a foreign land?
 If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
    let my right hand forget its skill!
 Let my tongue stick to the roof of my mouth,
    if I do not remember you,
if I do not set Jerusalem
    above my highest joy!

 Remember, O LORD, against the Edomites
    the day of Jerusalem,
how they said, “Lay it bare, lay it bare,
    down to its foundations!”
 O daughter of Babylon, doomed to be destroyed,
    blessed shall he be who repays you
    with what you have done to us!
 Blessed shall he be who takes your little ones
    and dashes them against the rock!

Today’s Truth

Vengeance is not ours to take. The Lord is the One who will judge. He will bring wrath upon all who do not repent and turn from their wicked ways.  

Discussion Questions
  1. Sometimes it seems like our enemy is winning. Are you sitting there discouraged, OR are you being diligent in prayer to your Heavenly Father, asking for His justice to be done?
  2. When was the last time you stopped to remember all that the Lord has done for you? Are you passionate in your reverence for the Lord?
  3. Have you shared your story of grace, thanks, or provision with others?

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