Psalm 120:2 “Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues.”
Psalms 120 to134 are psalms of ascent. The people used these as the ascended to Jerusalem for the three appointed festivals that all the men were to attend – the Feast of Unleavened Bread (Passover), the Feast of Weeks (Pentecost) and the Feast of Tabernacles. All these were closely related to the harvests both in the natural and the spiritual.
Psalm 119 in my thinking is dedicated to the word of God. The word of God is Jesus through whom all things were created. It is a fitting tribute that every letter of the alphabet glorified the logos and each stanza contains eight verses. Eight is the number of new beginnings and in Christ we find our new beginning. 2 Corinthians 5:17 states: “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!”
As they were ascending to Jerusalem they were speaking these psalms to prepare their hearts for the feasts that all foretell Jesus. The Unleavened Bread speaks of His sacrifice and the first fruits of the resurrection. The Feast of Weeks points us to the baptism of the Holy Spirit. The Feast of Tabernacles is His return to gather in those who are His. As you read these psalms meditate upon Jesus and all the blessings He brings to your life.
This first psalm of ascent is a prayer to be delivered from all the lies of the world that surround us. Paul says in 2 Timothy 3:12, 13 “In fact, everyone who wants to live a godly life in Christ Jesus will be persecuted, while evil men and impostors will go from bad to worse, deceiving and being deceived.” Jesus said Satan is the father of lies. This world we live in is full of deception, people lying to one another and living contrary to the truth of the kingdom of God.
It can wear a believer down being surrounded by this kind of atmosphere. The only solution is to go up to Jesus. Don’t be earth bound but rise up to your position in Christ, seated at the right hand of the Father.
Prayer: “Save me, O LORD, from lying lips and from deceitful tongues in Jesus’ name. Amen!”