Expert climbers take the time to prepare at base camp reviewing maps and considering the future weather conditions for the climb. A Climber will typically take a path that a previous successful climber used. Christian climbers use the Bible to find the successful path of others who have reached the heavenly city at the top. We should take time to study the topography of the mountain using a powerful telescope to preview the best course and watching those who have gone before us. From this vantage point we see the grandeur and beauty of the mountain slopes inspiring us. Now is the time to organize your climbing tools – the gifts of the Holy Spirit. Unfortunately, there are some who are content to stay at base camp, but Spirit inspired Christian will press up into the heavenly heights of God’s presence.
Be wary, thousands attempt to climb the peak of Mt. Zion, but only a few are willing to make the commitment to reach the holy city at the top.