We are continuing our series of reflections on the Psalms. Each day we will upload a new reflection to the website. We hope and pray that you will find them helpful and that they bring hope during this season. Click on these buttons to read the text of the psalm or listen to a recording of it. You can also listen to the reflection using the audio player below.
In this prophetic psalm the word Zion crops up a lot. In Old Testament times Zion was an actual mountain by Jerusalem, but Zion was also used to represent Jerusalem, the city of David, or the temple. It could also represent at times the whole Jewish nation, and in Psalm 9 the place where God is enthroned. In the New Testament, the fulfilment of the prophecy is that our Lord Jesus is the precious cornerstone; the point of reference from which Zion, his church is built.
The great news is that God loves his church which, even in this psalm, is made up of people from all nations and races. The good news is for everyone! When we reflect on the fact that God loves being with his people, this can change our perspective. We don’t have to struggle to reach God, we don’t have to be super spiritual. He wants to be with us and Jesus came to us, so let’s not neglect or ignore this precious gift.
During the hot spring and early summer I daily watered my green house plants. They grew and thrived. As the weather became more temperate, I was not as diligent and as it rained a few times I would not think about watering. So it was no surprise that on my next trip to the greenhouse my tomatoes and cucumbers were wilted and very sorry looking.
When the heat is on we can be very good at seeking the Lord and praying. Water brings life and the Bible uses springs, rivers and water to represent spiritual life.
Sometimes when all is going well, do you find yourself neglecting to tend your spiritual life? Are we making time to drink deeply ? So we can say, as this psalm does, ALL my fountains are in you?
P.S. The plants are fine.
Thank you Lord, that you love being with your people. Help us to drink deeply and continually from you.