If you intend to fight the good fight of faith, you must trust the Word of God. The words of men may stir you to action. They may encourage you. But they should never be the final word for your life. The Word of God is light for your path. It is health for your flesh. It is the revealed will of God for your life.
We have to make sure Christ is the Lord of our lives in order to qualify for His wonderful blessings. But how do we make Him Lord? We must put Christ first in everything, every day! Jesus first. A lost and dying world is staring down the tunnel of eternity; only people who have made Jesus Lord can rescue the multitudes.
In Old Testament times in the Tabernacle and later the Temple, the ark of the covenant was kept in a special place, walled off from view by a thick veil. The ark symbolized the presence of God among His people, and no one was allowed to come before it except for the high priest on the Day of Atonement. That all changed with Jesus. When He was crucified, the veil in the Temple was ripped in half from the top to the bottom.
When viewing the history of Jerusalem as a whole, no other city has suffered as has David’s City. At times the city has been overrun by violent assailants. It is recorded in Jeremiah that the city would surrender after suffering the horrors of starvation.