Today’s passage: Psalm 48
- Instead of the city being a fortress for her king, God is the fortress for His city.
- People with the greatest understanding of all that God is are the ones with the most reason to praise Him.
- Knowledge results in worship and obedience.
- Even after looking through the magnificent components of the construction of Jerusalem, the one thing the Psalmist encourages the reader to do, is to tell of the greatness of God.
- Towers, ramparts, and citadels fall. Our God remains forever.
Questions to consider:
- What are we often tempted to trust in when things are going well? When we have plenty of money, protection, safety, etc.?
- How does a growing knowledge of the Lord bring about greater affection for Him? How would this knowledge precede and change our desires and actions?
- When you think/talk of the history of the church, who tends to be the main character(s)? (Do we talk first about what God has done or what man did? Or even about the building?) What has God done? Why should we praise Him? What should we ask Him to do in and through us for His glory as a church?