Whenever I read Psalm 125, I am in awe of this unnamed author’s trusting words:
1-5 Those who trust in God
are like Zion Mountain:
Nothing can move it, a rock-solid mountain
you can always depend on.
Mountains encircle Jerusalem,
and God encircles his people—
always has and always will. (The Message)
The image is one of security, an impenetrable fortress bounded by protective hills. Fast forward to today, and the one who believingly follows Christ can confidently claim to be surrounded with the presence of God. We are not inching along a knife-edge until a sudden gust of wind or a misstep into temptation sends us hurtling down a precipice. Like the singers of Psalm 125, we are able to rest, confident and secure in the God who guards our faith.
But we don’t.
Even at the end of His earthly ministry, Jesus knew that this would be an important issue for us, and so He prayed for believers of the future:
“Now I am no longer in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to You. Holy Father, keep through Your name those whom You have given Me . . .” (John 17:11, NKJV).
Given this bedrock, why is it that the security of my faith is sometimes more like a sand dune rather than like Mount Zion?
Today, my story is being hosted at the beautiful Soli Deo Gloria Connections where I’m asking this question: Is your faith more like a mountain or a sand dune? Please join me there . . .
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