[barak] be the LORD [Yahovah]: for
he hath shewed me his marvellous [pala']
kindness [checed] in a strong [matsowr] city [`iyr]. KJV-Interlinear
be the Lord, For He has made marvelous His lovingkindness to me in a besieged
Blessed be the Lord, is an expression of thanksgiving, directed toward Christ, from whom all provision comes. And in this verse, the strong city refers to a community setting wherein you have protection among the many activities of life that exist in your life, within the symbolism of the city setting.
Unlike a town or a village or a hamlet, which are smaller entities usually lacking the attributes of a city, however, back in Davids day, the city had walls for fortification and protection, as well as homes, streets, various facilities, a government, commerce, industry and more, that allow the city to function and thrive even when it is under pressure from without.
Jerusalem is the city of peace. Within that city is Mt. Zion, which represents the vast mountain of doctrine, knowledge, and truth of God. This doctrine is the foundation and basis for that peace, as well as the source of all of Gods provision. Within all of this setting is the moment to moment, day to day, ongoing activity of life, all within the environment of Gods protection.
This is the picture of the setting within which Gods favor, kindness, and grace actually interact and become a part of your life.
This is the state of the soul of the believer who has advanced to spiritual maturity, living in fellowship, and therefore has an open and ongoing relationship with God, through Christ, because of their advancement within their spiritual life.
God puts up a wall of fire around you, a fortress around you, sets you up within a mansion or palace, all the while interacting with you within your very own personal temple, all from the setting of your soul.
A soul that has been constructed out of doctrine learned, finished with doctrine applied to life, reinforced with spiritual growth from understanding to wisdom. All of which produces spiritual muscle or power, which is the substance of faith.
God has established a wonderful place for your life, but you have to move in and remain there before you can enjoy the benefits of that home.
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Study to show thyself approved (mature) unto God, a workman that needs not to be ashamed, rightly dividing (studying/discerning), the Word of truth.
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