Meditations-Psalm 146- ‘Thy God of Zion’

Let us consider vv.5-6. The God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:/ Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:”

The God of Jacob is used in a specific sense. He is the God which made heaven and the earth. He is omnipresent and eternal. Yet He has chosen a habitation for himself, -it is a city where He would dwell forever,-” For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation(Ps.132:13;) It fits no specific geographical location, “Why leap ye, ye high hills? this is the hill which God desireth to dwell in; yea, the LORD will dwell in it for ever(Ps.68:16)”. This is where the rock cut not with hands shall scatter many mountains to rubble and instead grow to be a mountain! It is the Zion we need focus upon. In short it is the kingdom of God.The Psalmist is pointing to latter days where the Gentile nations and Israel shall have one God of which Prophet Jeremiah predicted. ‘Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast. “Even them will I bring to my holy mountain, and make them joyful in my house of prayer: their burnt offerings and their sacrifices shall be accepted upon mine altar; for mine house shall be called an house of prayer for all people(Is.56:7)”.

The Psalmist is pointing to latter days where the Gentile nations and Israel shall have one God of which Prophet Jeremiah predicted. ‘Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will sow the house of Israel and the house of Judah with the seed of man, and with the seed of beast (Je.31:27).’ In the vision of St John we see the Lamb standing on the Mount Sion with one hundred and forty-four thousand, having his Father’s name written on them. Father and Son relationship signifies what Prophet Jeremiah is talking about. The same fusion of nations we found in the memorial of the Four beast in the vision of St John (Re.4.) The throne mentioned there is repeated in the end of the Book of the Revelation and it bears a specific name: the Throne of God and of Lamb(Re.22:1).

In the ch.4 the throne had a rainbow and round about it 24 elders. The rainbow signifies the bow God’s sign of Mercy and Judgment. The number 24 (of patriarchs and disciples of Jesus) covers one eternity  and another eternity symbolized by the throne in the last chapter. What does it tell us?  Jesus Christ, Alpha Omega, the beginning, the ending where Zion is a generic name and has not the same value as was before. For this reason we are concerned with new Jerusalem and the new earth.

 

 

Praise ye the Lord. Praise the Lord, O my soul.

While I live will I praise the Lord: I will sing praises unto my God while I have any being.

Put not your trust in princes, nor in the son of man, in whom there is no help.

His breath goeth forth, he returneth to his earth; in that very day his thoughts perish.

Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help, whose hope is in the Lord his God:

Which made heaven, and earth, the sea, and all that therein is: which keepeth truth for ever:

Which executeth judgment for the oppressed: which giveth food to the hungry. The Lord looseth the prisoners:

The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth the righteous:

The Lord preserveth the strangers; he relieveth the fatherless and widow: but the way of the wicked he turneth upside down.

10 The Lord shall reign for ever, even thy God, O Zion, unto all generations. Praise ye the Lord.

About bennythomas

I am a Dutch citizen. An architect by profession I am married and have six grandchildren. I am still keen on expressing myself and each day is new and an occasion where I might bring out from within something worthwhile.
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1 Response to Meditations-Psalm 146- ‘Thy God of Zion’

  1. bennythomas says:

    Reblogged this on Bennythomas's Weblog and commented:

    Zion is not any geographical place, nor is Jerusalem. What is the significance of new earth and new heaven? Let the Bible throw light on eternity to which the end of the world is leading-benny

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