Daily Devotional: Psalms 132:10-18
For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one. The Lord swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: "One of your own descendants I will place on your throne — if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever." For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling: "This is my resting place for ever and ever; here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it — I will bless her with abundant provisions; her poor will I satisfy with food. I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy. "Here I will make a horn grow for David and set up a lamp for my anointed one. I will clothe his enemies with shame, but the crown on his head will be resplendent."
Heb 12:22-24, 28-29
But you have come to Mount Zion, to the heavenly Jerusalem, the city of the living God. You have come to thousands upon thousands of angels in joyful assembly, to the church of the firstborn, whose names are written in heaven. You have come to God, the judge of all men, to the spirits of righteous men made perfect, to Jesus the mediator of a new covenant, and to the sprinkled blood that speaks a better word than the blood of Abel. Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe, for our "God is a consuming fire."
We are so blessed today to live in spiritual Zion, not a physical city but we live in the city of God, the body of Christ, the assembly of God’s people. We are led by Jesus, our High Priest who is also our eternal King. The promises of God are sure but almost always conditional. He promised David: “if your sons…” and they did not. But Jesus the son of David is now on the throne and always obeys God.
O, the goodness and the severity of God! There is no love, no compassion, no mercy, and no grace, that can compare with that which God has shown us in Jesus Christ our Savior. Yet, he is a consuming fire, taking out vengeance on those who do not know God and who do not obey his gospel! This is why we read so often to not be deceived, God is not fooled, and a person will reap what they (we) plant.
O Lord my God, thank you for your wonderful love and your indescribable grace extended to me in Jesus. Help me learn from the many lessons in your word to be faithful to you until death. Increase my faith. Give me wisdom. I need your power and your strength every day. Open my eyes to the many opportunities you give me to help others in their quest to serve you. Be with those who have constant pain and struggles. Give them healing and peace. I pray in Jesus’ name.