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Psalm 125 Mar. 14 A Song of Ascents.  1Those who trust in Yahweh are as Mount Zion which can’t be moved but remains forever. 2As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so Yahweh surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. 3For the sceptre of wickedness won’t remain over the allotment of the righteous; so that the righteous won’t put forth their hands to do evil. 4Do good, Yahweh, to those who are good, to those who are upright in their hearts. 5But as for those who turn aside to their crooked ways, Yahweh will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. Peace be on Israel.   


125:3 This is amazing encouragement, echoed in 1 Cor. 10:13, that we will never be tested so hard that our sinning is inevitable. In the heat of temptation we persuade ourselves that our situations are too hard for us to endure and that we have no option given our humanity but to sin. But God here promises that He will never allow circumstances to be too great for our spiritual strength; we are left with no option but to accept full, total responsibility for our sins, with nobody and nothing to blame them on apart from ourselves.