Arrows, Not Monuments

Walk about Zion and go around her; count her towers; consider her ramparts; go through her palaces, that you may tell it to the next generation. For such is God, our God forever and ever; He will guide us until death. ā€“ Psalms 48:12-14

“Zion” was another name for the mountain of God (Horeb), and for the Israelite, it was a reminder of God’s power and presence. The immovable, lofty, and ever-present peak served as a visible, tangible expression of an almighty divine reality. God is immutable.

I once pastored a church that had a deep and rich history. I have been a part of Christian organizations with legacies as well. Perhaps, you are part of one now. In churches and organizations such as these, it is possible to view visible reminders of God’s faithfulness. God-established institutions must not dwell on their previous achievements, but should continue to build toward the future with the clear intent of declaring His faithfulness to succeeding generations. Buildings, histories, and brands should not become monuments to past glory, but instead should simply exist as arrows to future possibility.

As we reflect on God’s historic faithfulness (in establishing His work through us), let us also remain committed to declare that faithfulness through ever-increasing, God-honoring, faith-filled obedience into the future.

The only way the corporate Body of Christ will fulfill the mission Christ has given it is for individual Christians to have a vision for fulfilling that mission personally. ā€“ David Jeremiah

Published by Dr. David Pope

Dr. David Pope is the Founder and CEO of Pope Initiatives. ARM Solutions is a division of Pope Initiatives that exists to activate collaborative efforts for sustainable impact among the global unreached.

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