Too long have I had my dwelling among those who hate peace. (Psalm 120:6)

Psalm 120 begins the “Psalms of Ascents” which go from Psalm 120-134. In its context, these psalms speak to God’s people coming out from exile in Babylon and heading up to Jerusalem. They are not yet home, which shows as the psalmist laments the people around him who practice wickedness (v5-7). In his “feeling out of place,” the psalmist looks to the Lord to bring him home safely.

If you are a follower of Jesus, you also are in exile (1Peter 1:1,17), where your citizenship is in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Your longing for something beyond this life points to your hope in future a glory (Romans 8:23). So as you live to glorify and enjoy God today, remember that you are not yet home and the best is yet to come. In the meantime, continue to long for your heavenly home where you will see your King face-to-face.