Saturday, November 30, 2013

Two Mountains

“‘Behold, I am against you, O destroying mountain,’ declares the LORD, ‘which destroys the whole earth; I will stretch out My hand against you, and roll you down from the crags, and make you a burnt mountain. No stone shall be taken from you for a corner and no stone for a foundation, but you shall be a perpetual waste,’ declares the LORD...‘Though Babylon should mount up to heaven, and though she should fortify her strong height, yet destroyers would come from Me against her,’ declares the LORD...‘Who are you, O great shall become a plain’” (Jeremiah 51:25,26,53; Zechariah 4:7).

“Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount Zion, in the far north, the city of the great King. Within her citadels God has made Himself known as a we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God, which God will establish forever...let Mount Zion be shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it, and many peoples shall come, and say: ‘Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the house of the God of Jacob, that He may teach us His ways and that we may walk in his paths.’ For out of Zion shall go the law, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem...they shall not hurt or destroy in all My holy mountain; for the earth shall be full of the knowledge of the LORD as the waters cover the you looked, a stone was cut out by no human hand, and it struck the image on its feet of iron and clay, and broke them in pieces. Then the iron, the clay, the bronze, the silver, and the gold, all together were broken in pieces, and became like the chaff of the summer threshing floors; and the wind carried them away, so that not a trace of them could be found. But the stone that struck the image became a great mountain and filled the whole earth” (Psalm 48:1-3,8; Isaiah 2:2,3; 11:9; Daniel 2:34,35).

Father of glory (Zechariah 2:5), by the grace found through Christ alone (Zechariah 4:7), call us from one mountain to the other by Your Holy Spirit (Zechariah 4:6). We long to behold Your beauty, to be taught to walk according to Your will, and to see Your Kingdom expand into eternity. In Your temple all cry, “Glory” (Psalm 29:9)!

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