Psalm 87

Psalm 87:1-7


OVERVIEWA celebration of God’s presence on the temple mount in Jerusalem and recognition of the city’s influence on the spiritual life of other nations.

BIG IDEASalvation is for all, regardless of one’s background.

KEY VERSEPsalm 87:4
I will count Egypt and Babylon among those who know me— also Philistia and Tyre, and even distant Ethiopia. They have all become citizens of Jerusalem!

I set aside Jerusalem as a special city. Much has been accomplished there and more is yet to take place. Temples were built for offerings and worship. The Holy Spirit descended upon believers in Jerusalem, and now you are a temple of the Holy Spirit. Take my love for people around the world and invite all to follow me. Help them know I want them to be part of my plan. It started in Jerusalem and more of my work will occur there, but not yet. Until that day, I want every city to be a place of worship. I call all to follow me.

Some may boast of their place of origin, but when they find fulfillment in me they will boast that their names are written in the book of life. They will rejoice that they are part of my family. That invitation is for all, and I want you to share it with others.

Seek to develop relationships with everyone. Is there someone in your sphere of influence who is often ignored? Develop a relationship with that person. All are welcome in God’s kingdom.


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