Help from God

Help from God

Inspiration MinistriesBy Inspiration Ministries1 Minutes

Mountains have inspired people throughout history. They particularly have been associated with religion. Reflecting this perspective, American composer Alan Hovhaness once wrote, “Mountains are symbols, like pyramids, of man’s attempt to know God. Mountains are symbolic meeting places between the mundane and spiritual worlds.”

Many ancient cultures worshiped mountains or made them a focus of worship. Hindus often built temples on hills because they represent the importance of spirituality. Animists believe that hills are spiritual beings.

In the Bible, hills were places of idol worship. Ahaz was just one of the kings of Israel who “sacrificed and burnt incense in the high places, and on the hills” (2 Kings 16:4 NKJV). But mountains also were places where God spoke to His people. For example, God revealed Himself to the Israelites on Mount Sinai and there gave Moses the Ten Commandments.

Those who lift their eyes to the hills see magnificent creations that can inspire awe and wonder. But we err if we place our hope in these mountains (or any other created thing) or look to them for help. God wants us to focus on Him. He is the One who created the mountains, as well as all Heaven and earth.

Today, do not place your hope in mountains or armies, nations or kingdoms, or other people. Trust in the Lord. He watches over you day and night no matter where you go or what you do.