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“If”, Psalm 132 vv11-12

“The LORD swore an oath to David, a sure oath that he will not revoke: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne—if your sons keep my covenant and the statutes I teach them, then their sons will sit on your throne for ever and ever.”” (Psalms 132:11–12 NIV) Promise We now move […]

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“Anointed”, Psalm 132 vv9-10

“May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.” For the sake of David your servant, do not reject your anointed one.” (Psalms 132:9–10 NIV)   Rejoice When we rejoice, do we do it David-style? He was the ultimate rejoice-master,   “David, wearing a linen ephod, danced before the LORD with all […]

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“Arise”, Psalm 132 v8

“Arise, O LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.” (Psalms 132:8 NIV)   Arise ‘Arise, O Lord’ was the phrase uttered when the ark set out in the time of Moses,   “Whenever the ark set out, Moses said, “Rise up, O LORD! May your enemies be scattered; may […]

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“Footstool”, Psalm 132 v7

“Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool—” (Psalms 132:7 NIV)   Dwelling First the tabernacle, and then later the temple were especially significance in that they brought home the truth that God dwelt among his  people,   “So I will consecrate the Tent of Meeting and the altar and will […]

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“Ephrathah”, Psalm 132 v6

“We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar:” (Psalms 132:6 NIV)   Ephrathah Who, what or where is Ephrathah? And why are the fields of Jaar so significant? Ephrathah is associated with Bethlehem and the stories about Rachel & Ruth,   “Then they moved on from Bethel. While they were […]

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“Slumber”, Psalm 132 vv3-5

“I will not enter my house or go to my bed— I will allow no sleep to my eyes, no slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the LORD, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” (Psalms 132:3–5 NIV)   Vision David had a vision – one of building a ‘dwelling’ for […]

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“Mighty”, Psalm 132 v2

“He swore an oath to the LORD and made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob” (Psalms 132:2 NIV) Mighty The Hebrew word translated ‘mighty one’ is ‘avir’. This word comes up only in poetical passages of the Bible. The first time we see it is Jacob’s blessing on his son Joseph: “But his bow […]

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“Hardships”, Psalm 132 v1

“O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured.” (Psalms 132:1 NIV)   Hardships David was God’s chosen, anointed and blessed one. Yet even he went through tremendous times of hardship.  Rejected by his brothers and undervalued by his father, hated and chased into the arms of his enemies by his king, bereaved of his […]

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“Overview”, Psalm 132

“O LORD, remember David and all the hardships he endured. He swore an oath to the LORD …. “I will not enter my house or go to my bed….till I find a place for the LORD…The LORD swore an oath to David: “One of your own descendants I will place on your throne—if your sons […]

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“Hope”, Psalm 131 v3

“O Israel, put your hope in the LORD both now and forevermore.” (Psalms 131:3 NIV)   Share David wrote this Psalm, and he is at peace within because of peace above (verses 1 & 2).  What does he intend to do with this peace? As a friend of mine said, “we share because we care”.  Years later […]