Monday, October 02, 2017

Springs of Joy

"All my springs of joy are in you." 

Psalm 87:7

In the Amplified Bible we find, "All my springs, my sources of life and joy, are in you, city of our God." Psalm 87 is about how God loves the city of Jerusalem more than any other city in Israel, more than any other city in the world! But then in the following verses the psalmist claims that people of all nations will become citizens of Jerusalem. God will personally bless the city and when He registers the nations, He will include our names as born in Jerusalem! 

What can that possibly mean? "Once you had no identity as a people; now you are God's people." (1 Peter 2:10) When we are baptized in the Holy Spirit, "born again, through the living and enduring word of God" (1 Peter 1:23), we become a "chosen race, a holy nation, a people for God's possession" (1 Peter 2:9). 

Indeed, pondering the Word of God can bring us such joy, it is like finding an everlasting spring within our hearts! Thank You that You not only call us by name, but You also call us to be a part of Your chosen people. 

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