Psalm 48

Read: Psalm 48 

Is there any praise too great for our God? Can we over esteem him and his deeds? No, absolutely not. The Psalmist focuses heavily on God’s greatness and majesty of his chosen city, Jerusalem. Clearly, the Lord is worthy of our praise, and adoration, but why is attention drawn to this city?

First, it was God’s chosen city. There was nothing special about the city itself. It was big, but so were other cities. It was a stronghold, but that didn’t make it unique. What set it apart was the presence of God - the one true God. No other city was set apart by the Lord like Jerusalem was and that is what made it so glorious. People would travel from all over to see the city chosen by God.

Consider now the reality that God now resides in YOUR HEART. He is no longer in a temple, curtained off in the Holy of Holies. If you believe in the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ - God has now made his home in your heart. You are blessed and chosen by God! He has made himself known within the walls of your heart. He is making you holy through his Spirit and presence.

Can people see that something is different about you and how you live? Is God’s presence in your heart evident to those around you?

Second, Jerusalem was the furnace that radiated the presence and knowledge of God throughout the nations. V3 says, “Within her citadels God has made himself known as a fortress.” That is what we just talked about - but why? V10 says, “As your name, O God, so your praise reaches to the ends of the earth.” God set apart his people and Jerusalem so that the knowledge of God would be spread throughout the land.

God has made himself known in your heart and now your life is forever changed - but don’t stop there. God has revealed himself to you so that your praise, your worship, your obedience, and your joy would reach the ends of the earth. The nations were blessed by Jerusalem - so now the world ought to be blessed through God’s church. Let your praise fill every corner of the earth!

How can this start with you?

Written By: Joe Weaver

1 Comment

Norma White - September 20th, 2022 at 5:42am

Praise! Amen! Wonderful message!

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