“I will lift up my eyes to the hills – From whence comes my help?” (Psalm 121:1). The KJV places a period at the end of this verse, but six other versions I have looked at place a question mark. Looking at it from that angle, the Psalmist recognizes that the hills and mountains in his view (representing the natural world) are not the source of his help; so in verse two he acknowledges his only source of real “help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.” The only hills that can produce real help are the holy hills of God, in his case the Temple mount where the presence of God dwelt; it was not the location but the Presence! Isaiah 22:2 says “Sever yourselves from such a man, Whose breath is in his nostrils; For of what account is he?” Human beings are all made of dust and our life like the breath in our nostrils passes away (compare James 4:14). This is not to say that God does not use men to help one another. He does! But it is not the weak, frail man we should look to, but the God who lives within him and works through him. Hebrews 12:2 says “Looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith”, the Tree of Life version says, “focusing on Yeshua, the initiator and perfecter of our faith”. Consider Him attentively who is the chief leader and consummator of our faith. The one who has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you” Hebrews 13:5.
Which Way Should I Look?
-prophetic words by Rose Hill
Look unto Jesus. When you really see Jesus your pathway will be bright and illuminated with truth and life, for Jesus is the way the truth and the life. Do not look to man, for the arm of flesh will fail. Cease to trust frail and dying man whose breath is in his nostrils for so short a time. But look to the one who has given His life, and He Himself has risen from the dead and is sitting at the right hand of the Father; the one who has overcome death and lives forevermore. I say again, do not look to man, even if he is a great leader and claims to have a great and new revelation from God. For even if an angel from heaven should tell you a gospel contrary to the good news about Jesus the Messiah, let him be accursed or doomed to eternal punishment! Magnify Jesus – make Him big! Lift Him up above all others, for He is the only one who died for you and purchased your salvation with His precious blood.
(Rose suggests the following scriptures be read for further edification… 1Corinthians 2:13; John 16:13-14; John 14:6; Revelation 1:18; Galatians 1:8-9; Psalm 34:3; and Acts 20:28.)
Unless otherwise stated Scripture quotations are from the New King James Version copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson Inc. used by permission.