Guardian of Jerusalem

2 Beautiful in its loftiness,
the joy of the whole earth,
like the heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion,
the city of the Great King.
3 God is in her citadels;
he has shown himself to be her fortress. Psalm 48:2-3

When these verses were written, they were clearly referencing Jerusalem, the city of God, specifically, but they have a more general application of “the place where God dwells.” The Gospel has gone out into all the world now, and many Christians look fondly on Jerusalem as being a Holy City (“the joy of the whole earth”).

Similarly, those same Christians – meaning, we – look fondly towards Heaven, or as the Revelations 21 refers to it “the new Jerusalem.” We await our reward but realize the Day is not here yet. Even as I write this, the tiny nation of Israel is in a state of heightened alert. Obviously Hamas and all of the Muslim world would love to see Israel wiped off the map, and many of their leaders have stated so publicly.

Pray pray pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray that God would continue to confuse the minds of her enemies.

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