“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 140, Psalm 122v2

You have found a daily podcast based on the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134).

They are designed to help our hearts and minds being a healthy place while the Covid 19 virus does its worst.

“Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.” (Colossians 3:1–4 NIV11)

Each day we will meditate on a verse or two from these wonderful Psalms as we make our pilgrimage from confusion to hope, pain to peace, anxiety to joy.

Literally, ‘Our feet have actually been standing within your gates!’

“Isaiah 26:1-4 teaches that amid life’s threats we live already, by faith, within the ‘strong city’ (Heb. 12:22; cf. Eph. 2:6). In this sense the pilgrim of old, still on his hazardous journey, could sing of feet already planted on Jerusalem’s pavements. ……They come to a place where, in principle, under God’s appointed king, everything is put to rights (5, judgment). They needed to pray because their Jerusalem was of this world. Ours is different (Heb. 11:10) but the call to joy, unity and prayer remains.” New Bible Commentary: 21st Century Edition. Edited by Carson, D. A, R. T France, J. A. Motyer, and Gordon J. Wenham. Accordance electronic edition, version 1.1. Downers Grove: InterVarsity Press, 1994.

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“Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.” (Psalms 100:2 NIV11)

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PS: You might also be interested in my book: “An elephant’s swimming pool”, a devotional look at the Gospel of John