April 15, Reading 2 – Psalm 132, 133

Reading

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SAA Notes

Unity amongst the members of a congregation, a presbytery is very precious. This is something we need to tell ourselves often: that such unity is good and pleasant. Our unity is firstly one of faith in Christ, a spiritual unity. As parents let their children know how it pleases them that their children are friends, so does the Lord with us.

SJA Notes

“For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place: ‘This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.'”

It is important to grow in our understanding of the _now_ and the _not yet_ realities in God’s word as we read through it chapter on chapter, year upon year.

There is Jerusalem (Zion) below; before Jesus a man-made city with a bricks-and-mortar temple, and after Jesus translated into where His people are – A building not made with human hands.

And there is Jerusalem (Zion) above – That which we look forward to.

And in God’s supernatural power, we the below can experience the above in part now (as we long for the above in full truth on that final day when our Lord returns).

These are big truths, and can be hard to understand.

So let us be encouraged to faithfully read through God’s word, chapter by chapter, year upon year – Asking our God for the wisdom He has for us, each of us, for the day.

* God Above,

Please open our eyes to what You want us to understand from Your word today. Little or big, momentous or minor – Thank You for Your word, there is nothing that is not valuable and worthy from it!

Amen.

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