Exiles No More
Posted: Wednesday, June 8
1 Kings 3:3-4:34
Verse of the day:
When the Lord brought back his exiles to Jerusalem it was like a dream! We were filled with laughter, and we sang for joy. And the other nations said, “What amazing things the Lord has done for them.” (Psalm 126: 1-2)
Have you ever had one of those dreams that you hated to wake up from? One where everything is exactly as it should be—where your only reaction is wonder and rejoicing? I think that's exactly what David is referring to in the first three verses of Psalm 126. When God restored the fortunes of Israel, it was so unbelievable that they felt like they were walking in a dream. Imagine their joy; they had been in captivity and the Lord just delivered them. Their joy was so great that even the other nations, (non-believing nations), about them acknowledged that God had indeed done a great thing for Israel.