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Melting Mountains

Anchor Devotional - 09.23.18

“The mountains melt like wax before the LORD, before the Lord of all the earth.” Psalm 97:5

Psalm 97

What would a mountain look like if it melted like wax? Think of a volcano with thick streams of fiery rock sliding down the mountain’s sides. But what if the whole mountain melted? What if there were no solid layer of rock under the lava, but every inch from top to bottom simply collapsed, dripped, slid, and melted away?

It’s hard to imagine that happening because mountains are so big, the highest of them beckoning only the bravest climbers to adventure to their tops. Mountains don’t move. We use them to mark our way and help us when we’re lost. Their strength is almost incomprehensible. A plane might crash into the side of a mountain, but the mountain itself looks barely changed. Yet before the Lord, the psalmist says, the mountains melt like wax.

This is why Jesus deserves not only our awe, but also our faith, fear, and worship. He is the Lord; “by him all things were created” (Colossians 1:16). On His day of judgment, “the mountains [will] melt beneath him… like wax before the fire” (Micah 1:4).

Scripture Focus

Psalm 97


Almighty God, teach me to fear you above all things; to know my weakness and to trust your strength.

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