Paising Month Introduction...
（Memorization Scripture 1-3）
1 His foundation is in the holy mountains.
2 The Lord loves the gates of Zion
More than all the dwellings of Jacob.
3 Glorious things are spoken of you,
O city of God! Selah
4 “I will make mention of Rahab
And Babylon to those who know Me;
Behold, O Philistia and Tyre, with Ethiopia:
‘This one was born there.’”
5 And of Zion it will be said,
“This one and that one were born in her;
And the Most High Himself shall establish her.”
6 The Lord will record,
When He registers the peoples:
“This one was born there.” Selah
7 Both the singers and the players on instruments say,
“All my springs are in you.”
【Reflection】The Lord loves Zion. The Lord loves the gates of Zion more than all the dwellings of Jacob. Zion, where the throne of the house of David is located, is the place where God rules. It is the place of presence for both the throne and the will of God. The place where David prepared and pitched a tent for God’s ark, Zion is God’s dwelling place. It is where God is present.
Marvelously we see that in Zion it is both the Israelites chosen by God as well as Gentiles: Rahab, Babylon, Philistia, and Tyre, with Ethiopia who were born there. One day, the Lord will record when He registers the people from all of these different places. This really portrays John 3:16 - that God so loved the world that through His salvation everyone can now become a citizen of Zion.
Hallelujah, praise the Lord! We foreigners, who ought not be part or portion of His glory can now be citizens of Zion. We can now sing and dance, rejoice and say that “all of my springs are in You.” May we live in the reality of being citizens of Zion: longing for His presence, willing to let God command our lives, and letting the Spirit flow!
【心得分享】 耶和華 神喜愛錫安，祂愛錫安的門，勝於愛雅各一切的住處。因為大衛的寶座設立在錫安 - 錫安是 神掌權的地方，是 神的寶座所在之處，是 神的旨意可以通行的地方；而且大衛的帳幕及約櫃在錫安 - 錫安也是 神的居所，是神同在的地方。
而更奇妙的是在錫安的城內，除了 神所揀選的以色列人之外，拉哈伯人，巴比倫人，非利士人，推羅人，和古實人也生在那裡；有一天，耶和華 神還要在其中來記錄萬民。這實在是舊約中的約翰福音3:16 - 神愛世人。今天，我們每一個人都可以藉著耶穌基督的救恩成為錫安的子民。
哈利路亞，讚美 神！我們這些原本與 神的榮耀無份無關的外邦人，如今可以成為錫安的子民，我們可以唱著，跳著，歡樂地說：我們的泉源也都在祢裡面！讓我們也活出錫安子民的實際：愛慕 神的同在，願意讓 神在我們的生命、生活中掌權，甘心讓 神的旨意通行在我們身上！