Wednesday, January 5, 2022

Daily Devotion: What God Loves: The Gates of Zion

Bible Reading: Psalm 87

Key Verse: Verse 2 - “The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.”

Key Words: the LORD loveth the gates of Zion

Zion would be Jerusalem.  The gates would be both the entrances and exits from the city.  The gates speak of protection when under attack.  But they also speak of freedom, the way in and out.  Jerusalem was and is known as the city of God…the place where the Jews worshipped God.  The gates provided safety for worship.

I personally believe the gates speak of security.  (See John 10 and focus on Jesus as the door.)  Our security to enter through the gates of heaven is Jesus Christ.  He is our Security.

F.B. Meyer wrote about two Germans who wanted to climb the Matterhorn. They hired three guides and began their ascent at the steepest and most slippery part. The men roped themselves together in this order: guide, traveler, guide,

traveler, guide.

They had gone only a little way up the side when the last man lost his footing. He was held up temporarily by the other four, because each had a toehold in the niches they had cut in the ice. But then the next man slipped, and he pulled down the two above him. The only one to stand firm was the first guide, who had driven a spike deep into the ice. Because he held his ground, all the men beneath him regained their footing.

F.B. Meyer concluded his story by drawing a spiritual application. He said, "I am like one of those men who slipped, but thank God, I am bound in a living partnership to Christ. And because He stands, I will never perish."

We have entrance to the gates of heaven because Jesus still lives!  Amen and amen!

What to do:
✞ Let your song for the day be, “Oh, how I love Jesus!”

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