July 21, 2017

Today you should read: Psalm 87

“There’s no place like home. There’s no place like home.”

This was the ending of the 1939 classic, Wizard of Oz. Isn’t this true? We often have a longing and appreciation for our homes. They are often places of comfort, security, and happiness.

In this Psalm, the people of Israel are celebrating the city of Jerusalem: their home.

Verse 3: O city of God, what glorious things are said of you!

Not only is there a celebration of the city of Jerusalem at that time, but there is a celebration for the future of Jerusalem.

Verse 6: When the Lord registers the nations, he will say, “They have all become citizens of Jerusalem.”

Revelation 21 gives us a picture of this New Jerusalem, where all who are in Christ Jesus from every nation will be citizens of Jerusalem.

  • There will be a shout declaring God’s home is among his people.
  • There will no tears, no death, no sorrow, & no pain.
  • The Lord will make all things new.

We can look forward to our great new home with the Lord where we will say:

Psalm 87:7 …All my springs are in you. (ESV)

And the Lord will say:

Revelation 21:6 …To the thirsty I will give from the spring of the water of life without payment. (ESV)

There’s truly no place like home! Take a moment to thank the Lord for giving us eternal life with Him.

By: Lucas Taylor — Worship Ministries Intern

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

One thought on “July 21, 2017”

  1. Thanks Lucas! Your commentary reminds me of an elderly neighbor of ours from many years ago. He was near the end of his life and was so incredibly excited for heaven that one day he, with a certain degree of frustration, expressed to my father, “I just can’t understand why the Lord won’t call me home yet. I’m ready!” I can’t wait to see this guy again in heaven and hear him explain just how wonderful it’s been.

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