“Psalms of Ascent Series”, Quiet Time Coaching: Episode 208, Psalm 132 – a reading

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.

“A song of ascents. LORD, remember David
and all his self-denial. He swore an oath to the LORD,
he made a vow to the Mighty One of Jacob: “I will not enter my house
or go to my bed, I will allow no sleep to my eyes
or slumber to my eyelids, till I find a place for the LORD,
a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob.” We heard it in Ephrathah,
we came upon it in the fields of Jaar: “Let us go to his dwelling place,
let us worship at his footstool, saying, ‘Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place,
you and the ark of your might. May your priests be clothed with your righteousness;
may your faithful people sing for joy.’ ” For the sake of your servant David,
do not reject your anointed one. The LORD swore an oath to David,
a sure oath 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.” For the LORD has chosen Zion,
he has desired it for his dwelling, saying, “This is my resting place for ever and ever;
here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it. I will bless her with abundant provisions;
her poor I will satisfy with food. I will clothe her priests with salvation,
and her faithful people will ever sing for joy. “Here I will make a horn grow for David
and set up a lamp for my anointed one. I will clothe his enemies with shame,
but his head will be adorned with a radiant crown.”” (Psalm 132:0–18 NIV11)

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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