Welcome to Psalms for the Summer! The Psalms are a collection of writings that calm the soul. They encourage us, teach us and motivate us. They were written by David and a few others. Make a commitment to reading them this summer with us – you’ll be glad you did!
What is your favorite Psalm and why? Please reply in the comments below.
Psalm 48 is written by the descendants of Korah. Back in the book of Numbers, a man named Korah rebelled against Moses and Aaron—and God caused the earth to swallow him up. His sons survived, though (Numbers 26:11), and continued to serve in the house of the Lord. They wrote this Psalm.
If the first couple of verses in this Psalm sound familiar, it’s because several songs were written from them. It’s a Psalm of praise to God, declaring His greatness and pointing to the Holy City where He was worshiped (Jerusalem). Even though kings have “advanced against that city” and tried to take it, they were gripped with terror and ran from it (v.4-7). It will be the city of God forever (v. 8). It’s the place where Jesus will sit on David’s throne during the thousand-year reign of the Millennium.
Verse 9 is the key verse in this Psalm:
O God, we meditate on your unfailing love as we worship in your Temple.
This is what God deserves (v. 10). What does it mean to meditate on God’s unfailing love? To mediate is to think about, concentrate your attention on something. What happens when we focus on God’s perfect, unfailing love? We experience peace, contentment, and joy. What happens when we forget to? We feel anxiety, frustration, and depression.
So, how can you meditate today on God’s love for you? What are some practical ways you’ve found? Please reply below and share them.
By: Tim Parsons — Lead Pastor