Scripture

 

1 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 forevermore.

 

Observation

 

The psalmist is inspired by the most obvious feature is his view :

The mountains

The psalmists has two metaphors for mountains

One for the people:

The people who trust the lord are like Mt Zion … they are permanent

 

The other is for the Lord:

He is all encompassing and also permanent … forever

 

So, the similarity is that both are permanent … forever

What’s destined uniquely is that the people abide while the lord surrounds

 

Application

 

There is a single prominent characteristic to describe the people who are abiding and unmovable like Mt Zion :

TRUST

 

Those who trust in the lord are like Mt Zion

 

I will trust in something

Myself, my circumstances, my knowledge, my abilities, etc. …

These things, however, are actually anything but permanent or abiding!

 

I must just trust in the lord …

 

Abide in Him.

 

The word makes me think of Jesus telling me to abide in Him.

 

Few things are more different than a mountain and a vine.

But I abide all the same.

 

He is trustworthy.

He gives life … forevermore.

 

 

Prayer

 

Thank you lord for your word

Thank you that you are trustworthy

Help me abide

In Jesus name

Amen