Day 16 Monday August 21
Significance is always more important than visibility.
THIS TENT OR tabernacle that David built for the Ark was placed on Mount Zion. I live in northern California. When we speak of a mountain, we are speaking of a significant piece of our geography. Mount Shasta is over 14,000 feet in elevation. Mount Zion, on the other hand, is a simple rise in the earth and is contained within the city of Jerusalem. Zion means “sunny place,” as it is where the sun shines first. What it lacked in elevation, it more than made up for in significance. Some of the statements about Mount Zion are quite amazing to consider. “Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion on the sides of the north, the city of the great King” (Ps. 48:2). Mount Zion is to be the joy of the whole earth. “Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty, God will shine forth” (Ps. 50:2). Zion is perfect beauty. It is from there God shines forth. “So the Lord will reign over them in Mount Zion from now on, even forever” (Mic. 4:7). All the other mountains are envious of Mount Zion. It is where God has chosen to dwell. And because it says “forever,” it carries a New Testament application. It is referring to the worshiping community as His Mount Zion.
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I am part of Your eternal worshiping community, Father. This is my identity and my great honor. May my life and my worship shine forth Your beauty for all to see.
WHAT FATHER IS SAYING TO ME TODAY?