Psalm 48: 1-3 1 Great is the LORD, and most worthy of praise, in the city of our God, his holy mountain. 2 It is beautiful in its loftiness, the joy of the whole earth. Like the utmost heights of Zaphon is Mount Zion, the city of the Great King. 3 God is in her citadels; has shown himself to be her fortress.
Isaiah 46: 3-9 God Reminds Israel of who He Is and who they are
Ezekiel 16 God Tells a Story: Rescue Restoration Rebellion Repercussions Redemption
Micah 6:3 “My people, what have I done to you? How have I burdened you? Answer me.”
Matthew 23: 37-39 37 “O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, you who kill the prophets and stone those sent to you, how often I have longed to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing. 38 Look, your house is left to you desolate. 39 For I tell you, you will not see me again until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.’”
Hosea 14: 1-4 God’s Faithfulness and Forgiveness
Jeremiah 33: 6-11 God’s Plan to Bring Healing to Jerusalem
Micah 7: 18-19 18 “Who is a God like you, who pardons sin and forgives the transgression of the remnant of his inheritance? You do not stay angry forever but delight to show mercy. 19 You will again have compassion on us; you will tread our sins underfoot and hurl all our iniquities into the depths of the sea.”
Zechariah 8: 20-23 God Witnesses to the World through His City
Questions To Answer: 1.) In what ways have you been “rescued” and “restored” by God over the course of your life?
Questions To Answer: 2.) In what ways do you become forgetful of God’s goodness and choose “other gods” to satisfy you?
Questions To Answer: 3.) Will you pray for God to make your town a “city of righteousness?”