Praise | Psalm 132:13-18
Today's Passage: Psalm 132:13-18
Key Verses: Psalm 312:13-16
For the LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling, saying, This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it. I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor I will satisfy with food. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her faithful people will ever sing for joy.
The Lord chose Zion (Jerusalem) for his dwelling place. In that beautiful city the temple was built and the ark was placed. The ark symbolized Godís presence and the temple was the place for worship. Believers gathered to worship in Jerusalem for the three annual feasts. During their captivity they longed to return there.
In the New Testament God moved his resting place from a physical structure to the heart of every person who trusts in Jesus for forgiveness of sins. Now he blesses us with abundant provisions and every spiritual blessing. He satisfies us with food that nourishes our souls. He clothes us with salvation.
When the Old Testament believers came together in Jerusalem there was great joy. They celebrated Godís mercy and his faithfulness. They marveled at his grace. They basked in the overwhelming realization of his love. Today we need not travel to a "holy place" to experience the goodness of God. Right now, right where you are, thank God for everything he has done and is doing for you. He has chosen you for his dwelling place!
Father, thank you for choosing me for your dwelling place! Thank you for your great provisions. Thank you for all your spiritual blessings. Lord, help me to be a great giver of thanks. In Jesus' name. Amen.