Thursday, October 8, 2009

A String of Selah Pearls - Psalm 48:8

Positioned gracefully across the Book of Psalms is a string of seventy-one pearls, lovely beads of wisdom followed by the admonition SELAH which means, “Pause, think on these things, meditate.”

Psalm 48:8 “As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD Almighty, in the city of our God: God makes her secure forever. Selah.”


Jerusalem, the Holy City!” “Next year in Jerusalem!” “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill.” When was ever a city so beloved as Jerusalem by the people of Israel? And why is that? Because it is the city God himself chose to love, the city of the Great King, the city of our God.

Revelation 21 speaks of another city, one that is beloved and open to people of all nations, the new Jerusalem. Everyone who loves the Son of God is on a pilgrimage to that holy place. In verse 3 the apostle John hears a loud voice from the throne saying, "Now the dwelling of God is with men, and he will live with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God."

As we have heard about the new Jerusalem, so have we seen it, by faith. One day we will see it for real. Stepping into a land flowing with grace and light, we will see more than the city of the Great King. We will see the Great King’s radiant face . . . .


Look up: Psalm 137:5; 48:2,8; John 6:37; 14:1-3; Revelation 3:12

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