Here, the psalmist speaks of the sadness of Israel during the Babylonian exile. They were in a strange land for a certain period of time and their homeland was in desolation because they did not honor God with all their heart. We will look at similarities and contrasts of the situation that they were in and the situations and outcomes that we experience when we choose not to follow God's perfect plan for our lives.
I am looking forward to meeting each one of you and sharing God's word with you this Sunday.
In His love,
King James Version (KJV)
1 By the rivers of Babylon, there we sat down, yea, we wept, when we remembered Zion.
2 We hanged our harps upon the willows in the midst thereof.
3 For there they that carried us away captive required of us a song; and they that wasted us required of us mirth, saying, Sing us one of the songs of Zion.
4 How shall we sing the LORD's song in a strange land?
5 If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning.
6 If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.
7 Remember, O LORD, the children of Edom in the day of Jerusalem; who said, Rase it, rase it, even to the foundation thereof.
8 O daughter of Babylon, who art to be destroyed; happy shall he be, that rewardeth thee as thou hast served us.
9 Happy shall he be, that taketh and dasheth thy little ones against the stones.