Psalm 122:3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
What does it mean in Psalm 122:3 when the Psalmist says; “Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:” Some have supposed he was referring to the structural stability of the walls and buildings. That each stone is so put in place as to strengthen the others around them. That every part contributes to the strength of the entire city. Some have said that the Spiritual and Political union is now attractive to all the tribes of Israel and that each tribe has a part in it’s stability. Also, some have supposed it refers to the population of their city and how the people are compacted close together. Overall, everyone agrees that the writer united whatever the compacting was, to the House of God.
Today we have all heard the phrase, “United we stand, Divided we fall.” The first and last verse in this chapter speak of the house of the Lord. While I know that our body is the temple of the living God today, I also realize that we each are living stones. That together we make of the Church. In 1 Peter 2:5 Peter said; “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.” Jesus is the cornerstone of the Church. The foundation that holds everything together. Yet, you my Christian friend are a living stone, compacted together with other living stones to come together as the church.
1 Peter 2:9 says; “But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light:”
Any church stones gone?
No matter the trials, if we’re grounded in God and His word we can always find Joy In Jesus. We saw that this week in:
● Judging From The Past
● Jesus, Priest And King
● Junk Doesn’t Work!
● Joint Ventures
● Judgment Calls
● Jerusalem’s Compact
Joy In Jesus doesn’t mean every day will be a piece of birthday cake. It does mean that no matter what winds blow into our life, Jesus will always be there to relight our candles.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.
|September 2, 2019||Psa. 130-137||1 Cor. 8|
|September 3, 2019||Psa. 138-143||1 Cor. 9|
|September 4, 2019||Psa. 144-150||1 Cor. 10|
|September 5, 2019||Pro. 1-3||1 Cor. 11|
|September 6, 2019||Pro. 4-5||1 Cor. 12|
|September 7, 2019||Pro. 6-7||1 Cor. 13|
|September 8, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
TODAY IS CONSIDERED THE LORD’S DAY
CAN WE REPEAT THIS VERSE AND MEAN IT?
I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of the LORD.
Living In His Word Ministries
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