Our Source (Psalm 87)

In Psalm 87, the psalmist writes about the celebrated “city of God”, Zion.

“He has founded his city on the holy mountain. The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the other dwellings of Jacob. Glorious things are said of you, O city of God.” (Psa. 87:1-3)

Verse 3 refers to Zion as the “city of God”, a place that God loves. Zion represents the city of David / Holy Temple of Jerusalem, as well as the eternal and spiritual city Zion, where Jesus will reign forever- the heavenly Jerusalem or city of the Living God.

I love the imagery of the last verse (7) that says, “As they make music they will sing, ‘All my fountains are in you.'”

In the KJV translation, the word “fountains” is “springs”, and the Hebrew word “mayan” figuratively refers to a “source”. It’s a beautiful picture of God’s people singing out in praise and worshipping Him, declaring that “God, all that I am is in You. You are my source!”

No matter what’s going on in your life today, can you declare that God is your source? Are we turning to Him for all things, or are we relying on our own strength?

I pray that despite how our circumstances may change or our feelings may rise and fall, that each of us may keep a steady focus on Jesus, knowing with the utmost certainty that He is a God of love, peace, joy, provision, and purpose. Amen!

[From October 30, 2018]

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