Praising God for Jerusalem’s strength and position among the pagan nations.
1–3 God’s glory in Jerusalem’s strength
4–7 Futile responses of pagan nations
8 Central theme—God’s eternal presence
9–11 Joyful responses to God’s acts
12–14 Meditating on God’s strength seen in Jerusalem
- Who ruled Israel from Jerusalem? Who was to be worshiped at the temple there? Does that help you see the central importance of Jerusalem?
- Note verses 2, 7, 10, 13—what directions in Jerusalem were protected and safe?