Psalm 87 – O Jerusalem
This week’s Psalm is brought to you courtesy of my husband who, when asked to pick a number between 2 and 150, picked 87. He didn’t even ask what for until after he’d picked a number.
A song. A psalm of the descendants of Korah.
1 On the holy mountain
stands the city founded by the Lord.
2 He loves the city of Jerusalem
more than any other city in Israel.
3 O city of God,
what glorious things are said of you!
4 I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me—
also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia.
They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!
5 Regarding Jerusalem it will be said,
“Everyone enjoys the rights of citizenship there.”
And the Most High will personally bless this city.
6 When the Lord registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”
7 The people will play flutes and sing,
“The source of my life springs from Jerusalem!”
“When the Lord registers the nations, he will say,
“They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.” ”
I feel special. I feel loved. I feel like He has indeed ” stooped down to make me great” (Psalm 18:35) When God saved me, He gave me a brand new identity. I take this verse as mine – that His sacrifice has made me a citizen of heaven.
Thank you, Linda.
Ann, that is the verse I liked best in this Psalm, too! This morning after church I was reading in Isaiah more about God bringing in the other nations, and I feel special and loved indeed. 🙂 Peace, Linda
Linda . . .I have goosebumps. Today I posted something from Joan of Jerusalem in Israel. she talks about an influx of refugees from Africa. Then your husband picks this Psalm. 🙂
God bless you as the Holy Spirit moves freely and gleefully in your life!
Deb, In church today our pastor talked about giving the Holy Spirit more “elbow room” in our lives and giving Him more glory for what He is doing in our lives. There seems to be a theme going on I think. 🙂 Peace, Linda