“Great is the Lord , and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. Beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth, like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. As we have heard, so we have seen in the city of the Lord Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. Within your temple, O God, we meditate on your unfailing love. Like your name, O God, your praise reaches to the ends of the earth; your right hand is filled with righteousness. For this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
Psalm 48:1-2, 8-10, 14
“Great is the Lord Who is most worthy of praise” is the declaration, written by one of Korah’s sons in Psalm 48. He continues, “God’s Name is great in the city of God-Zion (Jerusalem), which is beautifally situated”! To a typical Hebrew, Jerusalem was very important because it was in Jerusalem that contained their temple. Because the temple was there, they believed that God was there! Jerusalem had been constructed on the highest peak of Israel. The temple, in turn, was at the higgest spot in Jerusalem. It was literally @ the top of their world! It was expected that every Hebrew would make an annual trip to the temple. At the very least, they would make that pilgrimage at least once in their lifetime!
As a worshipper, they expected to “meditate on Your (God’s) unfailing love.”
Carried from that place, it was expected that God’s Name would “reach to the ends of the earth”, the power of which was to to be shared with an on looking world, sharing God’s righteousness and righteous deeds to all the world.
The Psalm ends with, “for this God is our God for ever and ever; he will be our guide even to the end.”
In the New Testament, WE, as believers are actually are the temple of God! (I Cor 3, Eph 2) we actually host the Presence of God, the Holy Spirit as we walk through life! We take God to the onlooking world as we go about our business.
Thru us, Holy Spirit should have the ability to minister to whoever we come into contact with!
How well are we representing our God today?
Think about it!