Mount Zion

Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken but endures forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people both now and forevermore.  PSALM 125:1,2

Is there anything more solid than a mountain?  

Even mountains can crumble and fall.  If you are aware of Earthquake Lake in Montana, you would know of the mountain that was shaken by an earthquake in 1959. It ended up covering nineteen campers, and moved rocks, soil, and debris from one side of a river to the other, damming the river itself. There were twenty-eight fatalities. It is a landmark today.  

Mount Zion is a hill that is in Jerusalem, just outside the walls of the Old City, according to Wikkipedia. It is where Jesus had the Passover Supper, and where King David’s burial tomb is located.  Mount Zion is associated with the Temple Mount, and the word is sometimes used for the whole land of Israel.  

Since I live in a valley surrounded by mountains, I can understand the concept of Lord surrounding me like the mountains do. There is such a beauty to that statement.   

The words I studied today were, — “Mount Zion, which cannot be shaken, but endures forever”. How can a mountain endure forever?  There is an excellent article here. The New Testament says in Hebrews 12:22: But ye are come unto mount Zion and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel.

Mount Zion is a heavenly place in the city of the Living God, the heavenly Jerusalem.

We can be like this heavenly Zion, unshakable, enduring forever, because we trust in the LORD! We are surrounded and protected by our mighty fortress, God!

Thank You God, that You are a refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble. Thank You that You are that solid rock that stands before me, the one I can cling to in the storms of life.  I am thankful for the mountains that surround me and remind me of Your presence. Thank You for being with me always!



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