I must say, my favorite verse out of this psalm is verse 6. When I go to bed, I don’t quite think of God. I think of the next day, the things I need to get done, the long-term things I have on my list, and my worries (of course). But to David, the moment before sleeping is another moment to praise God and to meditate on all that He has blessed us with. God definitely consumes David’s mind; and every waking moment is well spent for God’s glorification.
Background: Jerusalem is Zion. It’s interesting how associated Jerusalem is to God. When others approach the city, they consider God’s strength; when the people inside meditate on the structure, they consider God’s beauty. Likewise, there can be a parallel with the city of Zion and our hearts, because God also dwells within us. How then is God’s reputation found in us? Do others know us to be strong because of God? Do we marvel at God’s work in us? It’s something I rarely considered, to compare my spiritual growth to that of an ancient city.