“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 141, Psalm 122v3

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.

All Jews went to Jerusalem at least three times a year for the major festivals. There they were reminded of who they were, and celebrated their calling from God. The story of God’s provision was recalled, and the people reminded that they ‘fit’ in this world, in life and together only under God.

Verb for ‘compacted together’ is same as found in instructions for the tabernacle, Ex 26.11. This blueprint will become the ultimate reality, Rev 21:10ff.

“This statement means that its walls were “solidly joined together” (HCSB). There were no gaps or weak spots that could be broken through by the enemy.” Psalms III (Chapters 107–150). The Preacher’s Outline and Sermon Bible. Accordance electronic edition, version 2.1. Chattanooga: Leadership Ministries Worldwide, 2016.

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

God bless, Malcolm

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