The Joy of the Whole Earth
Psalms 48:1-3 says Great is the
LORD, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his
holiness. Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is
Psalms 48 is a Psalms with a lot to
say about the city of
In talking about this region of the
world the phrase, the joy of the whole earth is used. If anything in the day and
age in which we live
Psalms 48:3-8 says, God is known in her palaces for a refuge. For, lo, the kings were assembled, they passed by together. They saw it, and so they marveled; they were troubled and hasted away. Fear took hold upon them there, and pain, as of a woman in travail. Thou breakest the ships of tarshish with an east wind. As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God: God will establish it forever. Selah.
Two reasons that it shall be the joy of the whole
earth: God shall be a refuge and that refuge shall last forever. These are
great promises. If anything when we look at the area surrounding
Psalms 48:9 says, We hath thought of Thy lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Thy temple. It is amazing to think that a situation of violence and war which has lasted thousands of years will one day be solved and peace will be restored to the city of peace. The lovingkindness of God will accomplish this.
If God can and God will turn around such circumstances certainly God can turn around the life of any individual who sincerely bows the knee to Jesus.
Psalms 48:10, According to Thy name, O God, so is Thy praise unto the ends of the earth: Thy right hand is full of righteousness.
In this chapter of Psalms another
great truth mentioned in connection with the city of
Psalms 48:11-14 Let mount Zion rejoice, let the daughters of
These verses are very interesting because they describe walking about the city, looking at the buildings and learning about God from them. A city should be a place where everywhere you go in that city you learn things about God and the things you learn you share with others. Heaven will be like this.
God is eternal man is not. God has no beginning or end. What a comfort it is to know that God is eternal and that there is everlasting life in Jesus. He will be our guide unto death
Jesus has amazing things planned for the future. Death is part of the future for all mankind but if you trust in Jesus then the day of your death will be a very special day in which God is there to guide you in a way He never has before to guide into Hi everlasting loving presence.
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