Not Even Shaken

All of Psalm 125 focuses on the believer’s protection that comes from the Lord.  Those that trust in the Lord will be rewarded with rest and peace.  Those who do not trust in the Lord will not find the rest and peace that their souls long after.  An interesting phrase from Psalm 125:1 states believers will be as Mount Zion.  It goes on to say that Zion cannot be removed, or as other translations put it as, “shaken.”

Psalm 125:1

They that trust in the LORD shall be as mount Zion, which cannot be removed, but abideth forever.

What is Zion?  And, why would we want to be like it?  First, it is mentioned over 150 times in Bible and is used to describe both the City of David (Jerusalem) and the city of God (Heaven).  The Hebrew word for Zion is, צִיּוֹן (Tsiyown), and it means a protected monument.

For us, it talks about the stability that God gives us, the peace that comes from being in God, and the need for our Christian testimony to shine brightly in this world.  Zion reminds me of Paul’s words in Romans 8:31, “What shall we then say to these things? If God be for us, who can be against us?”  Trusting in the Lord, places us in Him, who is our refuge, our fortress, our Zion.