The Lord Is on Our Side
A Davidic song of ascents.
1 If the Lord had not been on our side—
let Israel say—
2 If the Lord had not been on our side
when men attacked us,
when men attacked us
3 then they would have swallowed us alive
in their burning anger against us.
in their burning anger against us
4 Then the waters would have engulfed us;
the torrent would have swept over us;
5 the raging waters would have swept over us.
6 Praise the Lord,
who has not let us be ripped apart by their teeth.
7 We have escaped like a bird from the hunter’s net;
the net is torn, and we have escaped.
the net is torn, and we have escaped
8 Our help is in the name of Yahweh,
the Maker of heaven and earth.
In the midst of the turmoil of this world, where the tide is turning and “the burning anger” becomes more visible everyday, the Songs of The Ascents is like a Sound of the Day!
For me, the greatest truth in these Psalms is that in no way, David and his people become a victims!
Each one of these Psalms are about analysing their reality, reviewing their identity and moving forward to their Destiny!