Mountains 25

This post is Day 25 in a series of studies about “Mountains”. I strongly suggest you begin with the introduction to this study, please click here to read it.

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Mountains – Day 25

Psalm 68:15-16

Mount Bashan, majestic mountain, Mount Bashan, rugged mountain, why gaze in envy, you rugged mountain, at the mountain where God chooses to reign, where the Lord Himself will dwell forever?

The Thought

Many of the psalms mention mountains, but I have chosen this one because of the pictures painted by the words.

Bashan was one of the three ancient divisions of Eastern Palestine, an area renowned for its rich forests and quality pastureland, and from this verse, we get the idea that this mountain was proud of itself.

There was a reason for that pride, (if mountains have emotions like humans do!!) because of it’s fertile qualities and its height. It has much to say to us today.

There are many proud people we know of who rely totally on themselves, and look down on others who are not so successful. This mountain is a picture of them.

We as individuals and as people groups can all think of others with those qualities, thinking themselves as superior.

There are famous name families, politicians, people in the entertainment world, others in the public eye, who think of themselves as richer, having more authority and being appreciated more than others. There are also many in each of those categories who are humble at heart, generous and caring; praise God for those people.

Those who have said “Yes” to Jesus, who have obeyed His call to humility will be like the “mountain where God chooses to reign” and will reign forever with Him in Heavenly places.

Action

Read Psalm 68 today and pray for those who don’t understand humility, because they don’t really know who God is. A father to the fatherless, a defender of widows… (v5).

Rejoice with the last few verses of the psalm and pray for those kingdoms of the earth who will proclaim the power of God one day in the near future.

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