“How great is the Lord, how deserving of praise, in the city of our God, which sits on his holy mountain! It is high and magnificent; the whole earth rejoices to see it! Mount Zion, the holy mountain, is the city of the great King! God himself is in Jerusalem’s towers, revealing himself as its defender. The kings of the earth joined forces and advanced against the city. But when they saw it, they were stunned; they were terrified and ran away. They were gripped with terror and writhed in pain like a woman in labor. You destroyed them like the mighty ships of Tarshish shattered by a powerful east wind. We had heard of the city’s glory, but now we have seen it ourselves— the city of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. It is the city of our God; he will make it safe forever. Interlude O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple. As your name deserves, O God, you will be praised to the ends of the earth. Your strong right hand is filled with victory. Let the people on Mount Zion rejoice. Let all the towns of Judah be glad because of your justice. Go, inspect the city of Jerusalem. Walk around and count the many towers. Take note of the fortified walls, and tour all the citadels, that you may describe them to future generations. For that is what God is like. He is our God forever and ever, and he will guide us until we die.” Psalms 48:1-14 NLT
Do you ever walk around or just think about how things work? How much effort went into the creation of something? Or do you take for granted the buildings, long standing entities, or places and even games? How often do you try to make something? What do you produce in your life? Do you make music, poems, or analyze things? What do you do with your life? What is your goal in life? Is to make money? Help people? Or exist? Do you have a goal? There is a lot of questions that can be asked and answered just by looking around. Everything in this world screams of God and of an intelligent creator one that it personable and knowable. A God that wants a relationship with us. Do you take the time to have a relationship with God? And what informs your thought processes? All of these are questions that I was thinking of while reading the passage above.
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