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  1. Nourishment for the Soul

  2. Shelter for the Soul

  3. Shelter for the Soul God’s character is reflected in Jerusalem

  4. Psalm 48:1-3 (NASB) • A Song; a Psalm of the sons of Korah. • 1 Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, His holy mountain. 2 Beautiful in elevation, the joy of the whole earth, is Mount Zion in the far north, the city of the great King. 3 God, in her palaces, has made Himself known as a stronghold.

  5. Shelter for the Soul “The psalmist affirms, in effect, that the aspirations of all peoples for a place on earth where God’s presence could be experienced were fulfilled in Mount Zion, the true Zaphon.” –Word Biblical Commentary

  6. Shelter for the Soul God’s character is reflected in Jerusalem

  7. Shelter for the Soul God’s character is reflected in Jerusalem God’s power frightens His enemies

  8. Psalm 48:4-8 (NASB) • 4 For, lo, the kings assembled themselves, they passed by together. 5 They saw it, then they were amazed; they were terrified, they fled in alarm. 6 Panic seized them there, anguish, as of a woman in childbirth. 7 With the east wind You break the ships of Tarshish. 8 As we have heard, so have we seen in the city of the LORD of hosts, in the city of our God; God will establish her forever. Selah.

  9. Shelter for the Soul God’s character is reflected in Jerusalem God’s power frightens His enemies

  10. Shelter for the Soul God’s character is reflected in Jerusalem God’s power frightens His enemies God’s power comforts His followers

  11. Psalm 48:9-14 (NASB) • 9 We have thought on Your lovingkindness, O God, in the midst of Your temple. 10 As is Your name, O God, so is Your praise to the ends of the earth; your right hand is full of righteousness. 11 Let Mount Zion be glad, let the daughters of Judah rejoice because of Your judgments. 12 Walk about Zion and go around her; count her towers; 13 consider her ramparts; go through her palaces, that you may tell it to the next generation. 14 For such is God, our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death.

  12. Shelter for the Soul “The substance of the Songs of Zion may appear superficially to be the praise of Mount Zion in the holy city; at a deeper level, it is the praise of God, whose presence and protection is symbolized by the holy mountain and its sanctuary.” –Word Biblical Commentary

  13. Nourishment for the Soul • How is your soul? • What part of God’s character do you neglect? • What is causing you to need God as your shelter? • Are you comforted by God’s presence in the congregation of His saints? • When are you going to Jerusalem?