There is a reason that Jerusalem is a place of controversy; it is central to God’s plans for eternity. It will be where Jesus sets up His millennial reign, and it is what heaven will be called after the destruction of the earth and God ushers in a new world. The controversy goes beyond the United Nations’ decision to establish Israel as a nation in 1948. No matter what comes in the ways of weapons or rockets, God promises to protect His People.
As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever.
God Surrounds His People
Jerusalem is around 1300 feet above sea level. You ascend these mountains when you travel to them, and they surround the city. It gave Israel a natural advantage when enemies came because they had to climb those mountains when they attacked. The Psalmist uses this picture to show that God surrounds his people. There is no reason to fear anything that comes their way because God has them covered. When the Jews looked at the mountain range, they would be reminded of His love and protection.
God’s love is all-encompassing. It surrounds the believer and brings more than just comfort. God’s love brings protection, provision, and peace. That is what the mountains symbolize. When the love of God surrounds you, it is more than a feeling. You feel the comfort of being safe and secure. He is always watching you and steps in to protect you when needed.
God Promises to Protect His People
The most remarkable fact of this love is that it started before you were created and lasts forever. You can walk in the confidence that His love will be with you and never will run out. Human love is often conditional, but God’s love is based on His goodness, not yours. Don’t live in fear of what might happen. Go in confidence knowing that the almighty God has your back.