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Go Through Her Palaces

December 9, 2014

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Post 2014 12 09 DSC00119Go Through  Her Palaces

God has done many marvelous things  that are far beyond amazing.     Surpassing His creation  of all things,  the LORD went on  to bring salvation  through Christ Jesus.     Everything God prophesied  about the Savior  came true  to the smallest details.     God’s word  (the Bible)  and various historical accounts verify  that God kept all  of His promises  about what would happen  in the life  of Jesus.     That’s something  to pay attention to.

The Bible is a very well-known book  that is recognized  by most people.     It is known  as the best guide  for moral standards  to lead us through this life  —  but much more than that,  it is God’s word  that shows us  the way  to heaven  through faith  in Christ Jesus.     That makes the Bible  like a road sign,  directing people  in the right way  to go.

Here’s something interesting.     The city  of Jerusalem  is often referred to as Zion.     In Hebrew,  Zion means something conspicuous;  a monumental  or guiding pillar;  a sign,  a waymark.     When one thinks about it,  the Bible  is something conspicuous;  a monumental  or guiding pillar;  a sign,  a waymark.

When Psalm 48 talks about God’s glory  and might,  it says  in Psalm 48:12-13,

Walk about Zion  and go around her;
Count her towers;
Consider her ramparts;
Go through her palaces,
That you may tell it  to the next generation.

That is a poetic way  of telling us  to take  a good look  at the Bible  —  God’s word.     Go all through God’s word.     Count the “towers”  in the Bible  —  the strong highlights  of how God’s word  proves itself.     “Consider her ramparts”  —  think about  how God’s word  has its defenses built up,  so that over thousands of years,  all of God’s prophecies  came true.     “Go through her palaces”  —  Go through all  of the Bible  to see the richness  of its righteousness,  truthfulness,  and faithfulness.     They give us a glimpse  of the beauty  of God’s love,  mercy,  and forgiveness.

We need  to “walk about Zion”  —  get acquainted with God’s word  —  so “that you may tell it  to the next generation”.     The next generation needs to know  what God  has done.     When we get  to know God’s word,  we realize what a wondrous gift we have  that should not be neglected,  because in it  we are led  to eternal life.     That is why Hebrews 12:22-25  tells us,

But  you have come  to Mount Zion  and to the city  of the living God,  the heavenly Jerusalem,  and to myriads  of angels,  to the general assembly  and church  of the firstborn  who are enrolled  in heaven,  and to God,  the Judge  of all,  and to the spirits  of the righteous  made perfect,  and to Jesus,  the mediator  of a new covenant,  and to the sprinkled blood,  which speaks better than  the blood  of Abel.     See to it  that you do not  refuse Him  who is speaking.

In God’s word  we come  to God  and His grace  for us.     In the wondrous beauty  of God’s word,  we say,  “Hallelujah!     LORD,  thank You  for inviting us  into Your home.”

Love,
Margaret

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A Christian devotional  to glorify  the LORD of lords  and GOD of gods.

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Handel’s Hallelujah Chorus

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The LORD  made this day, let us rejoice  and be glad  in Him.

Psalm 118:24

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The word of the LORD is tried;

He is a shield  to all  who take refuge  in Him.

Psalm 18:30

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Sing for joy  in the LORD,  O you righteous ones;

Praise is becoming  to the upright.

Psalm 33:1

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How blessed are those  who dwell  in Thy house!

They are ever praising Thee.

Psalm 84:4

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Just as a father  has compassion  on his children,

So the LORD  has compassion  on those who fear Him.

Psalm 103:13

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O give thanks  to the LORD,  for He is good;

For His lovingkindness  is everlasting.

Psalm 107:1

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Glory in His holy name;

Let the heart  of those who seek the LORD  be glad.

Psalm 105:3

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Not that I have already obtained it,  or have already  become perfect, but I press on  in order that  I may  lay hold  of that for which also  I was laid hold of  by Christ Jesus.

Philippians 3:12

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