They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth for ever. ~Psalm 125:1
Jerusalem is a city on a hill or mountain. It is synonymously called Mount Zion. Hezekiah describes faith in God as Mount Zion. He most likely wrote this psalm after the defeat of Sennacherib. This morning, we are challenged to have a faith that is immovable.
We see the company.
“They that trust in the LORD....” This is referring to the people of God who trust in God completely for their life. I believe that this is a small minority of people. We are people who tend to walk by sight more than we walk by faith. We make decisions based on what is before us and not based on what we can see by faith. Our daily routine is based on what we are comfortable in doing. We make very few faith decisions in a day’s time. However, Hezekiah is marking people who trust in the Lord. People who trust in the Lord are people who please God. They are people who see the invisible and pray for the impossible. Are you a part of the company of those who trust in the Lord?
We see the confidence.
“...Trust in the LORD.” The word trust is found 70 times in Psalms. About 65 of those times, it is specific to trusting in God. “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily thou shalt be fed” (Psalm 37:3). “What time I am afraid, I will trust in thee” (Psalm 56:3). “Trust in him at all times; ye people, pour out your heart before him: God is a refuge for us. Selah” (Psalm 62:8). Trusting in the Lord must be with all our heart. We cannot lean upon our own understanding. When we trust in the Lord, there is only plan A and never a plan B. Trusting in the Lord is allowing God to have full control of the situation and taking our hands off.
We see the constant.
“...Which cannot be removed.” What a powerful analogy! Faith in the Lord is compared to a mountain which cannot be removed. Hezekiah experienced this firsthand when he placed his trust in the Lord concerning Sennacherib’s threats of attack. Hezekiah laid out his problem to the Lord in prayer, and when he got up, he did not waiver in his trust in the Lord. He wasn’t sure how God would take care of this problem, but he knew that he could not waiver. James tells us that our faith should be "nothing wavering." When we have this kind of faith, it is a defining moment in our spiritual life and our walk with God.
We see the continuation.
“...But abideth for ever.” The Word of God abideth forever. Those who do the will of God abideth forever. Those who trust in the Lord abideth forever. This means the man who trusts in the Lord has a relationship with God that is endless. It identifies him as a true man of faith. His faith is fixed, trusting in the Lord. God shines His face on immovable faith. God is pleased with immovable faith. God uses men who have immovable faith.
“Trust in the LORD with all thine heart.” Have faith and not fear. Have faith, nothing doubting.
Have a faith-consuming God Morning!
Bible Reading Schedule: Acts 4-6