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Psalm 48 (ESV)
1 Great is the Lord and greatly to be praised
in the city of our God!
His holy mountain,
2 beautiful in elevation,
is the joy of all the earth,
Mount Zion, in the far north,
the city of the great King.
3 Within her citadels God
has made himself known as a fortress.
4 For behold, the kings assembled;
they came on together.
5 As soon as they saw it, they were astounded;
they were in panic; they took to flight.
6 Trembling took hold of them there,
anguish as of a woman in labor.
7 By the east wind you shattered
the ships of Tarshish.
8 As we have heard, so have we seen
in the city of the Lord of hosts,
in the city of our God,
which God will establish forever. Selah
- Silence – Read/Listen – Meditate – Pray – Contemplate
- What is the word or phrase that touches you today as you read and meditate on this passage? What is your emotion as you read this word or phrase? How is that related to your current situation? What does God tell you to do?
- As the psalmist walked the walls of ancient Jerusalem, he saw more than mighty stones. The city God had chosen represented all God’s acts in history in loving and protecting His beloved people. How do you see God in your life? How have you seen God guide you through a crisis that threatened your “city” (your security or safety)?
Stay with God for a little longer. Continue to converse with God and listen to what He wants to tell you. Then write down any thought and/or prayer in your spiritual journal.
City of the Great King – www.youtube.com/watch?v=mf1yTZUpB4Q