Only those in the Lord are secure
1 Those who trust in the Lord Are like Mount Zion, Which cannot be moved, but abides forever.
2 As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the Lord surrounds His people From this time forth and forever.
3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest On the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.
4 Do good, O Lord, to those who are good, And to those who are upright in their hearts.
5 As for such as turn aside to their crooked ways, The Lord shall lead them away With the workers of iniquity. Peace be upon Israel!
This Psalm is about those who trust in the Lord. When we trust in ourselves or in those around us, when we trust in human logic, and when we look to experience we will not be secure in life. No, we will make costly mistakes that may lead us into some sinfully binding situation. Human confidence in men, women, governments, finances, or any other human logic can fail.
So the Psalmist begins with the security of those who trust in the Lord. In fact, he compares their security with the security of Mount Zion, which shall never be moved. While all other sources of security may fail, God’s mountain never will. Earthquakes will shake our lives but God’s mountain cannot be moved.
I have often wondered why, usually in retrospect, something looked so good to me only to have it fail me. Why didn’t I see through the façade? Why didn’t I ask the Lord for more information or wait on Him before I leapt into something that later failed me?
I hope to go forward now trusting only in the Lord. I long to be so secure in Him that nothing less than Him can sway me. May I be as secure in the Lord as Mount Zion is secure in the earth.
Sorry to get this out so late today. My mornings sometimes fluctuate and today was one of those mornings. Pray with me for a man named Lee. We prayed over him this morning for healing of a port for his dialysis. The healing power of God would also speak to his heart.
Men, we have prayer breakfast this Saturday at 7:30 at Denny’s. See you there.
Have a great day in the Lord,