The Glory of the Church
Psalm 87:1-7
His foundation is in the holy mountains.…

I. IN ITS FOUNDATION. "In the holy mountains."

1. It is founded in the nature of God. In the Divine love. "The Lord loveth the gates of Zion," etc.

2. It is founded also in the nature of man. In his spiritual nature, affinities, and needs. The Church, therefore, has sacred foundations: "and the gates of hell shall not prevail against her."


1. It Consists of the highest social relationships. Love, the bond that unites the citizens.

2. And of the Divinest order. Protected and maintained by the constant presence of God.

3. And of the truest wisdom. (Ver. 4.) "Them that know me."

III. TO BECOME A CITIZEN THERE A MAN MUST BE SPIRITUALLY BORN INTO IT. The new birth is the condition of citizenship. "This man was born there."

1. Else it can never become a home to us. Not a congenial place to us.

2. We should not else be able to enter into its highest privileges, rights, and obligations.

IV. IT IS THE HOME OF THE NEW BORN MAN, IRRESPECTVE OF NATIONAL DISTINCTION Jew and Gentile, bond and free, king and peasant, may find a home there.

V. IT IS THE FOUNTAIN OF ALL DIVINE AND HUMAN GOOD. (Ver. 7.) All the truest and most real blessedness. - S.

Parallel Verses
KJV: {A Psalm or Song for the sons of Korah.} His foundation is in the holy mountains.

WEB: His foundation is in the holy mountains.

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