QT – Psalm 87

Vs. 2, “The LORD loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob.”  The earthly Zion (Jerusalem) points us to the Heavenly Zion!  We must desire to build our foundation (vs. 1) in the Lord as we live this life.  We are reminded God has chosen Israel to be a light to this world (vs. 4-6).  As proud as Israel was/is to be chosen, we too find our pride in our identity in Christ.  

Regarding application…Our Lives in Christ.  Vs. 7, “As they make music they will sing, “All my fountains are in you.”  Question: What does “fountain” mean in this verse?  Fountain is referring to salvation, a source of life.  I remember when I was in grade school and they had water fountains at school.  Do they still have them today?  It seems we have water filters, water bottles and fountains no longer exist.  But, fountains we laid all around the school to provide water to the students.  Water is like life.  Likewise, God has put spiritual fountains all around our lives (Bible, Prayer, Church, QT’s, etc.)  Let us come with joy in our hearts each day for He has provided us salvation!