Week of February 4 - Day 2

Day 2 Read: Psalm 46:4-5

There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God,
    the holy habitation of the Most High.
5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved;
    God will help her when morning dawns.

Reflect:  According to the psalmist, for what reason will the city of God never be moved?

Consider: God’s favor is denoted by a river (compare Ps 36:8; Zec 14:8; Rev 22:1). City of God, the holy place—His earthly residence, Jerusalem and the temple (compare Ps 2:6, 3:4; 20:2; 48:2, &c.). God’s favor, like a river whose waters are conducted in channels, is distributed to all parts of His Church.[1]

Respond: What daily practices or spiritual disciplines make God’s presence most vivid to you? How do those practices tend to shape your actions as you go throughout your day?

 

[1]  Robert Jamieson, A. R. Fausset, and David Brown, Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible, vol. 1 (Oak Harbor, WA: Logos Research Systems, Inc., 1997), 362.