They go from strength to strength; each appears before God in Zion.
- Trusting God in trouble brings present comfort.
- Present comfort ensures still larger supplies.
- So far from being wearied they gather strength as they proceed.
- Each individual becomes happier, each company becomes more numerous, each holy song more sweet and full.
- We grow as we advance if heaven be our goal.
- If we spend our strength in God’s ways we shall find it increase.
“Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.”
This was the end of the pilgrims’ march
-the center where all met
-the delight of all hearts.
Not merely to be in the assembly, but to appear before God was the object of each devout Israelite.
Unless we realize the presence of God we have done nothing; the mere gathering together is nothing worth.
One of the distinguishing joys of a Christian career of pressing forward to closer communion and conformity with our Lord and Master, in whom God is manifested: viz. (namely) that we grow day by day in strength, and that effort does not weaken, but invigorates.
I wonder how many of us are babes of forty years old, and from how many of our minds the very conception of continual growth, as an essential of Christian life, has altogether vanished? Brother! are you any further than you were ten years ago?
‘Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.’
There is one road on which whosoever travels is sure to reach his goal.
For no man ever wanted God who did not possess Him, and the measure of our desire is the prophecy of our possession.
The person who sets his or her heart on finding strength in the Lord experiences great blessing. (Looking) forward to travelling to Mt. Zion to worship Him there.
Such a person becomes stronger and stronger spiritually as he or she draws closer and closer to God.