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No Place Like Zion

Anchor Devotional - 09.16.18


“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who have set their hearts on pilgrimage.” Psalm 84:5

Psalm 84:1-9

You have probably heard the proverb that says, “Home is where the heart is.” For the faithful Israelite people, that place was Zion, the city of David, the temple mount.

Is there a place to which you’d like to return? Maybe it’s your childhood home, or a friend’s house where you always felt safe and happy. Maybe it’s a small town you vacationed in, or the coffee shop where you first fell in love. These places are important to us because they hold the people and experiences that mean the most to us. For God’s people of old, Zion was that place. Unlike anywhere else on earth, it was a place for worship, a place for forgiveness and peace; it was the house of God.

But while the earthly temple was grand, Hebrews 9 says it was only a copy of the place into which Christ, our high priest, has entered. Revelation 21 tells what the new temple is like. It’s magnificent! You can get a taste of it even now. The road is called Faith, and the Spirit will take you there today in Christ who is in the heavenly places (see Colossians 3:1).

Scripture Focus

Psalm 84:1-9

Insight

Where is your heart taking you? What do you long for? Let your longings direct you to Jesus, who makes your heart His home.

Read the Bible

  • Isaiah 11-13
  • Psalm 77
  • John 18