“We have thought on your steadfast love, O God, in the midst of your temple” (v9). In the psalms, “Mount Zion” refers to God’s city (v1), Jerusalem, where God chose to dwell among His people, especially in His temple. Within this city, God proved His strength against His enemies, became a fortress of protection for His people (v3-5), and showed His steadfast love to generations. Mount Zion symbolically is “the joy of all the earth” (v2) because the entire human race benefits when God comes down among us.
“…the city of our God, which God will establish forever” (v8). Hebrews 12:22 tells us that in Christ, we are citizens of Mount Zion, and our home will never be shaken.