kjv@Psalms:123:1@ Unto thee lift I up mine eyes, O thou that dwellest in the heavens.
kjv@Psalms:123:2@ Behold, as the eyes of servants look unto the hand of their masters, and as the eyes of a maiden unto the hand of her mistress; so our eyes wait upon the LORD our God, until that he have mercy upon us.
kjv@Psalms:123:3@ Have mercy upon us, O LORD, have mercy upon us: for we are exceedingly filled with contempt.
kjv@Psalms:123:4@ Our soul is exceedingly filled with the scorning of those that are at ease, and with the contempt of the proud.
It must be humbling when ones captors request to hear one of your hymns as if to rub your face in the fact that they are taking you back to their land to make you slaves. It drives home the fact that you've let a good thing go. Had they listened to God, had they returned their hearts from their false gods, had they obeyed it may not have come to this. But it has, and there naturally is bitterness towards these captors. Really though God's mercy from kjv@Psalms:123 is still at work in a reproving fashion. We should not be so hardened as to allow it to come to this.
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