Monday, 27 March 2017

Not moved

Those who trust in the Lord
Are like Mount Zion,
Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem,
So the Lord surrounds His people
From this time forth and forever. – Psalm 125.1-2

It is hard to find strength in anything today. Everything that can seem so strong and so stable is liable to collapse and failure.

Standing firm as a believer can be hard too. How can we keep from being moved in a world that seemingly draws conformity? How do we stand for God and for right when there is so much anti-God and anti-right.

It is almost too simple – those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion. That mountain cannot be moved – it abides forever. And just like the mountains surround Jerusalem God surrounds His people forever.

I’ve never been to Jerusalem, but they tell me that this is a perfect illustration for someone living in Jerusalem. The psalmist could have pointed all around and said ‘you see these mountain? Those who trust in God will find Him surrounding them just like these mountains all around us and just like they will never be moved God’s people can never be moved.

We need not be moved in the midst of our storms. We need not be moved though all we know is shaken because we have the Lord on our side – we shall not be moved.

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