Passage: Psalm 121:1-8
1. This psalm is part of the ascents songs – a series of songs that the Israelites sing as they make their long journey toward Jerusalem for worship. What is the mood of pilgrims on a winding road through hills? To what are they vulnerable (vv. 1-3)? How much more after nightfall?
2. In this short psalm, the word “watch” appeared 5 times, and related concepts appeared 4 times (eyes, slumber, and sleep). What is so important about God watching over the pilgrims? What comfort would this watching bring?