Psalm 48:1 – The Mountains of God

Psalm 48:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised in the city of our God, in the mountain of his holiness.

-Why is it the mountain of God’s holiness?  For that matter, why did God choose to reveal Himself to the Hebrew people from Mount Sinai (Exodus 19) or visit Elijah on Mount Horeb (1 Kings 19)?  Why did Jesus take the disciples into the mountain before His transfiguration (Matthew 17)?  Why did Christ have to bear His cross all the way to Mount Calvary (Luke 23:33)?  What do we think of when we picture a mountain?  Mountains are impossibly big and impossible to move and so it is with the various aspects of God.  In each of these instances, as God reveals His holiness, His character, His glory, and His power to save, we should see them in the same way that we see a mountain.  Although God is very willing to condescend to us (Philippians 2:7-8), we should never forget that God is high and lifted up, He is impossibly big, and He cannot be moved.


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