34Let the heaven and earth praise him, the seas, and every thing that moveth therein.
35For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession.
36The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
To what is Psalm 69, verses 35 and 36 referring?
For God will save Zion, and will build the cities of Judah: that they may dwell there, and have it in possession. The seed also of his servants shall inherit it: and they that love his name shall dwell therein.
It has been about 3000 years since David penned these words, and yet we do not see His posterity in possession of modern day Zion. Neither do we see peace in the country of Israel today, but rather, we see a continual warring between the descendants of Abraham and Isaac, as well as the descendants of Jacob and Esau.
Was this language just figurative, or was David actually speaking of a time when these verses would be physically fulfilled? I suppose that is the age-old question, is it not? There are those who would see the Biblical writings as wonderful prose, and yet not to be taken too seriously, and there are those who are still waiting for the fulfillment of these verses to come. Are those who are waiting for God's salvation of Zion waiting in vain?
It is important for us to realize that God is not a creature of time; there is no time in eternity. Because we are creatures of time, we see great perplexities in the passing of 3000 years with no literal fulfillment taking place.
Make no mistake, every single thing (every jot and every tittle) of God's prophecies as given in His Word, the Bible, will come to pass exactly as He has said they will. God will save Zion, He will build the cities of Judah, the seed of His servants will inherit Zion, and those who love His name shall dwell therein forever!
There is a dual fulfillment of these verses, for He is not only speaking of the literal Jerusalem as we know it today, but He is also speaking of the New Jerusalem built in the new heavens and on the new earth. That Jerusalem will be the seat of Christ's kingdom which shall last forever!
As Christians, let us not be discouraged when we look around us and see the rampant wickedness of our day. Satan is having his final fling with this earth, but the time will come when he will be defeated forever, and the new heavens and new earth will be filled with those who love, honor, and serve, the Lord Jesus Christ.
The beauty of God's Word is the consistent message that is taught from Genesis 1:1, to the last verse in Revelations. Even now, Christ rules over this earth while sitting at the right hand of God, Almighty. Satan plays havoc with the hearts and minds of men who are foolishly led astray, but his time is short.
By the grace of God, let us sing the songs of Zion and look forward to God's final victory upon this earth. What an amazing God we serve!
God Bless You,