Mount Zion is the perfection of the beauty of God's glory. As a further matter, Weymouth New Testament translation of 2 Peter 1:3 reads, "Seeing that His divine power has given us all things that are needful for life and godliness, through our knowledge of Him who has appealed to us by His own glorious perfections."
In another way, God has called us to Himself by His glorious perfections, which we participate in through salvation that is in Christ Jesus. One of the perfections of beauty is found in Isaiah 33:24 which says, "No one living in Zion will say, "I am ill"; and the sins of those who dwell there will be forgiven" (NIV). By cogitating on this revelation with ardent alacrity, we can comprehend that Zion perfects the beauty of divine health and forgiveness. More below!
Reference: Psalm 50:2 New Living Translation (NLT)
"From Mount Zion, the perfection of beauty, God shines in glorious radiance."
From the inspiration that comes with this topic, I want us to make time to acknowledge our spiritual origin, which is Mount Zion, and the pleasant description stated about it in our referenced Scripture. Mount Zion is the perfection of beauty, and such a totality of knowledge is important in the sense that there is no extra need to pray for some "inner light" to show us the truth about God's glorious manifestation, having come across this Scripture. From Zion, God shines forth in glorious radiance, and its enough evidence, signifying that He is the glory of all divine perfections.
The beauty of Mount Zion, which is characterized by perfection, is symbolic of the work of God through His Spirit. In other words, the Holy Spirit can grant us multiple levels of insight into the perfections of the manifestations of Supreme Deity through Zion. Every born again Christian belongs to Zion. From this origin, the Holy Spirit becomes the beginner of the good work of grace and regeneration in our hearts and spirit; He also carries it on and will perfect it. To that effect, Pauline epistolary dictates reads, "I am convinced and confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will [continue to] perfect and complete it until the day of Christ Jesus [the time of His return]" (Philippians 1:6 AMP).
It is from Mount Zion, that the people of God receive grace upon grace, plus divine strength to enable them stand fast in the profession of their faith, to hold fast without wavering, and to persevere to the end. In Zion, we are baptized into one body by the Spirit, and therefore, we have become fellow citizens with the heavenly saints (see Hebrews 12:22-24). In addition, Galatians 3:26-27 reads, "So in Christ Jesus you are all children of God through faith, for all of you who were baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Christ" (NIV).
The beauteous perfection of being one in Christ, denotes the spirit of love, unity, and peace we experience among the saints. We are also called to function with one mind, which is the mind of Christ (see 1 Corinthians 2:16 NLT), and this mind keeps us in the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. Stay tuned for part 2. Shalom!