The Defender of the Church

Psalm 129 is a Psalm of great comfort to the church of Christ. Amidst turmoil, God promises that the enemies of Zion1 will be put to shame and turned backward.2 God promises that His glorious church ever shall prevail. As Calvin so perfectly summarized the purpose for the church’s suffering:

…that God subjects his Church to divers troubles and affections, to the end he may the better prove himself her deliverer and defender.3

Footnotes

  1. Zion hear is a metaphor for where the reign of God is manifested, namely, among the church of God. [ back]
  2. Psalm 129:5 [ back]
  3. Commentary on Psalm 129 [ back]
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About Uri Brito

I am the Pastor of Providence Church (CREC) in Pensacola, Fl.
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