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Sabbath: Longing for God in Zion — 10 Comments

  1. Some Christians get tagged with the meme, "They are so heavenly minded, they're no earthly use." That is something to think about as we look at the Zion Psalms this week. Christianity has to be much more than a pious hope for the future if we are going to crack the credibility barrier in the present.

    We like to quote:

    Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. Heb 11:1

    ...but whe we read the rest of the chapter we see that it is really about very practical outworkings of faith in the present.

    We are people of hope and faith when we give others hope and faith in the present.

  2. "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 Mt.Zion on the sides of the north
    The city of our Great King!"

    This song I learned when I was much younger. Today's lesson brought it to mind.

    Years ago, my daughter's Pathfinder club attended the Union Camporee near the Olympics in Washington State. One of the afternoon activities was to hike up a mountain...Mount Zion!
    Definitely "north" of most of the United States and certainly "beautiful". Peaceful there, too. As a staff member and unable to make the hike, I stayed with the vehicles at the foot of the mountain, enjoying the scenery and thinking about the Pathfinders as they journeyed upward.

  3. Yes my souls Longs for the court of the Lord… what a beautiful example of How merciful our Heavenly Father is! Gods living presence among His people

  4. The word Zion appears 150 times in the Bible. It was the stronghold of the Jebusites and was overthrown by David against all odds (2Sam 5:6-7). It however became synonymous with heaven as said in Heb 12:22-24:

    "But ye are come unto mount Zion, and unto the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, To the general assembly and church of the firstborn, which are written in heaven, and to God the Judge of all, and to the spirits of just men made perfect, And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things than that of Abel."

  5. How ridiculous are the current traits of the Saints... Christians who no longer long to be in the House of God.

    We are too busy to the extent of forgetting our salvation. Busy attending business meetings, weddings, buying and selling....a visible sign that we no longer long for that city, that mountain of God (Zion).

    • I see some wonderful Christians busy and happy sharing the love of Jesus by providing groceries to the needy, compamy for the lonely, encouragement for the downhearted. They are joyous and happy, Perhaps you need to join our company of saints.


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