City on a pedestal

Eyes on the ball and breaking down the walls of vanity are in order at the richness that leaps out from the psalm titled “For the choir director. A Psalm of the sons of Korah, set to Alamoth. A Song.” It makes me smile and want to hug. It celebrates refuge and strength and assistance. For a Christian reading this song, the Holy Spirit is front and centre in the interpretation and embrace of the song’s message. Especially distinct is the reference to water, the gladdening river.

“There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, The holy dwelling places of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she will not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.” (Psalms 46:4-5, NASB)

  • River, nature, Holy Spirit
  • Streams, life-supports
  • God’s city, Jerusalem, me/you
  • Dwelling places, many, mishkanē, me/you
The sacred tent, the MISHKAN, the tabernacle

The city on a hill, the glad tent, is the believer, more so than any piece of real estate . You are more than a proverb or picture.