Ascending the Delectable Mountains
After narrowly escaping the Giant Despair at Doubting Castle, Christian and his traveling companion Hopeful begin their ascent of the Delectable Mountains. Refreshed by the River of the Water of Life at the foothills, the two pilgrims are given a tour of several summits in the Delectable Mountain range by the four shepherds. This mountain getaway will provide Christian and Hopeful the perspective and spiritual replenishment needed to face the toughest and final stage of their pilgrimage of faith that will come to a conclusion next week.
Psalm 121 (TANAKH)
A Song of Ascents
1 I turn my eyes to the mountains; from where will my help come?
2 My help comes from the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.
3 He will not let your foot give way; your guardian will not slumber;
4 See, the guardian of Israel neither slumbers nor sleeps!
5 The Lord is your guardian, the Lord is your protection at your right hand.
6 By day the sun will not strike you, nor the moon by night.
7 The Lord will guard you from all harm; He will guard your life.
8 The Lord will guard your going and coming now and forever.
Sermon Art: “Les Alpilles” Mountain Landscape near South-Reme by Vincent van Gogh (1889)
TANAKH: The Jewish Study Bible, Copyright © 1985, 1999, Jewish Publication Society. Published by Oxford University Press USA. All rights reserved.
TANAKH — an acronym derived from the first letter of each of the three divisions of the Hebrew Bible:
Torah (Teachings) the first five books of the Bible
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