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As Mount Zion, Which Cannot Be Moved

March 9, 2017

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As Mount Zion, Which Cannot Be Moved

Everything around us changes  from moment  to moment.     Loved ones get older  and die.     Babies are born  and grow.     Plants of all sorts  show the changes  of the seasons  in their lifespan.     Theories  come and go.     Inventions  come and are replaced  with something else.

We can count on  getting older  and dying.     It’s a fact  of life.

And yet,  there is something  that never changes.     “Jesus Christ is  the same yesterday  and today,  yes,  and forever.”    (Hebrews 13:8)       God is eternal  and He is not  wishy-washy  about His definition  of holiness,  purity,  and righteousness.     Therefore,  Psalm 125:1  says,

Those who trust  in the LORD   
Are as Mount Zion,  which cannot  be moved,  but abides forever.

The Hebrew meaning  of Zion is:    conspicuous  —  a monument  or guiding pillar  —  a sign,  title,  or waymark.     Zion is a reference  to God’s eternal city,  our heavenly home.     The psalmist says  Mount Zion  cannot be moved.     It will not change.     God’s eternal city  abides forever.     There is nothing  that can change the way  anyone will be able  to enter  that holy city.     And  —  only those  who trust  in the LORD  abide forever  — because they cannot  be moved away  from their trust.

This Zion  —  this eternal city  of God  —  is a conspicuous,  guiding pillar  throughout God’s word  to lead us  to our heavenly home.     It is a waymark  throughout our travels  on this earth  and shows us  what we should want  to become  at the end  of our journey here.     It’s good  to pay attention  to road signs  so we know  where we are headed.

It is trusting  in the LORD  —  faith in the LORD  —  that enables us  to enter  our heavenly home.     Nobody  can take our eternal home away  from us  when we staunchly trust  in the LORD.

So,  we need  to ask ourselves  a few questions.

  • Am I trusting  in the LORD?
  • How does my life show  that I am trusting  in God?
  • Am I easily moved  by the opinions  of this world?
  • Am I solidly grounded  in the word  of God?
  • Am I following  the road signs  in life  that God  has set up  for me?

To learn  to trust  in God,  we need  to become grounded  in His word,  so that the  “politically correct”,  wishy-washy,  leanings  of this world  do not move us  away from eternal salvation  in Jesus Christ.

If we want  to abide forever  with the Lord,  we need  to trust Him  for our every need.      Nothing  is more important  than trusting  the LORD of lords,  and God of gods.     Our life  depends on it.

If something is trying  to “move” us  away from the LORD,  we need  to go to our Savior  to get the help  we need  for standing firm  in the truth.     He alone  is our strength.     We draw near  to God  through prayer,  studying His word  to us,  and living according to  His ways.

When we stand  with Jesus,  nothing can move us  and we say,   “Hallelujah!     Lord,  You are  our righteousness.     Thank You  for faithfully helping us  to be strong  in Your salvation   and love.”

Love,
Margaret

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

Pray for our country.

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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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