“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 176, Psalm 127v1

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.

“127 covers three areas of human activity and potential anxiety—the house, the city (1) and the family (3-5)—and affirms that without the Lord we can do nothing.” 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.

The only one of the Psalms of Ascent to be composed by Solomon. As Kidner notes, “…like much of Solomon’s wisdom, the lessons of this Psalm, relevant as they are to his situation, were mostly lost on him.” Kidner, Ps, 440. See 1 King 9:10-19 (building), 1 King 11:7ff. (kingdom and marriages). Vital we pay attention to living what we preach, 1 Cor 9:27-10:2. See also James 1:22-25.

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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