Friday, May 5, 2017

Psalm 125 - Surrounded

2 Just as the mountains surround Jerusalem, so the LORD surrounds his people, both now and forever. 

When your city is surrounded by mountains the enemy can't get to you. You put guards on the mountains to see the enemy coming and fight them off before they can get over the mountains and get to you. (I think I learned that somewhere....)

But the point is well made. Jerusalem was/is surrounded by mountains. Those who are the LORD's people are surrounded by Him! He is their protection. He fights off the enemy.

This is a continuation of what we've already read in the Psalms just a few days ago.

Psalm 121
1 I lift up my eyes to the mountains— where does my help come from? 

2 My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth. 

What does it mean to you to know that the LORD surrounds you? I'm not answering that for you because the Holy Spirit will probably say something different to you than what He says to me. Why is that? Not because God changes His mind or because scripture isn't clear, but because the Living Word speaks to each of our needs. Ask God and let Him show you what it means to you to be surrounded by the LORD like the mountains surround Jerusalem.
Bonus material found at
Jerusalem's seven hills are Mount Scopus, Mount Olivet and the Mount of Corruption (all three are peaks in a mountain ridge that lies east of the old city), Mount Ophel, the original Mount Zion, the New Mount Zion and the hill on which the Antonia Fortress was built.
Jerusalem is not the only city in the world considered or historically believed to be built on seven hills. Others include RomeBabylon, Moscow, Mecca, Lisbon, Tehran and Amman. More than nineteen cities in the United States also lay claim to be founded on seven hills.

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