The Psalms of Ascent (120-134) should be cherished by every Christ follower. They portray a metaphor of a life lived upward to God; an existence that advances from one level to another in the development of spiritual maturity and intimacy. Let us sing them, recite them, and pray them as did those Jewish pilgrims who were making their way to Jerusalem during the Feast days. We began with repentance, turning away from a world in chaos and crises. We end with the clarity and the coherence that results in peace and praise from a life of obedience and trust. We conclude below with the last four Psalms in this collection.
Psalm 131. The life of faith requires constant calibration toward humility and the cultivation of a quiet heart. We are to live the mean between the extremes of arrogant ambition and groveling humiliation.
Psalm 132. We are God’s habitation. Let us make every effort to prepare for Him, to welcome Him, and to enjoy His presence.
God has Chosen Me
As His HABITATION
Prepare for Him
An INNER SANCTUARY
A HOLY PLACE
GOD’S DWELLING PLACE
Psalm 133. Being a vital member of a community of faith is crucial to every believer. No Christian can claim to be an “only child” or a “lone wolf.” It is here that the Spirit gives anointing for participation that brings freshness, fertility, and growth.
Psalm 134. On this pilgrimage we have come to participate and delight in who God is and what he is doing. Grace and gratitude mingle in the glorifying of God who is our very present reality. We have come from repentance to reconciliation to relationship.
Move those Feet