Overview

Psalm 87 exalts Zion, the city of God, as a place of unparalleled significance in the divine plan. Authored by the Sons of Korah, the psalm places Zion above all other dwelling places, emphasizing its unique role in God's redemptive agenda. The city is depicted not just as a geographical location but as the spiritual home for all who love God. It's a place where even those born elsewhere are counted as citizens, highlighting the universal scope of God's salvation. Themes of divine love and protection loom large, conveying the notion that Zion is a haven secured by God Himself. The psalm closes with an intriguing idea that all people, regardless of their origins, find their true identity and ultimate purpose in relation to this divine city. Psalm 87 serves as a reminder of the global and eternal implications of Zion, inviting all to consider their spiritual citizenship in the city of God.

Psalm 87

1  (A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.) His foundation is in the holy mountains.

2  The LORD loveth the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.

3  Glorious things are spoken of thee, O city of God. Selah.

4  I will make mention of Rahab and Babylon to them that know me: behold Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia; this man was born there.

5  And of Zion it shall be said, This and that man was born in her: and the highest himself shall establish her.

6  The LORD shall count, when he writeth up the people, that this man was born there. Selah.

7  As well the singers as the players on instruments shall be there: all my springs are in thee.

End of Psalm 87


1 Year Plan:  Jul 29 - Job 11, Job 12, Ps 87 [next day]

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