This week we are continuing to get into the Psalms – the Crystallization-Study of Psalms, part two, from Psalm 74 onwards. Book 2 of the Psalms ends so positively, and we would expect that everything is fine with the people of God – but in Psalm 74 we see that the house of God is desolated. What has happened in the meantime, why is God’s house desolate, and why is the city of God in ruins? The desolation of God’s house was caused by the people of God not appreciating Christ and not giving Him the preeminence in all things. Desolation creeps in whenever we don’t give Christ the first place.
the cause of the desolation of God’s house
In Psalm 74 we see that the temple – God’s house – was desolated to such an extent that it was burned (Psa. 74:7-8), and the city surrounding the temple was ruined (2 Chron. 36:19). What is the reason for the desolation of God’s house? Apparently it is because the people of Israel were evil and sinful, and they didn’t obey God’s commandments. But actually the intrinsic reason of the desolation was that Christ was not exalted and properly appreciated by God’s people – they didn’t give Christ the first place, the best love, the preeminence in all things. Continue reading this portion via,