Remember that little pillar Jacob built – a rock in the ground? (2 Samuel 7:1-2). Do you really think we can build a house for God? And, appropriately enough, the two promises that Psalm 132 especially focuses on are the rule of the Messiah and God’s presence coming to dwell with his people. The saints do not just sing for joy but they ever sing for joy. Matthew Henry Bible Commentary (complete), Matthew Henry’s Bible Commentary (concise), California - Do Not Sell My Personal Information. As followers of Jesus we sing it on our way to the heavenly Jerusalem for the heavenly feast. What If We Already Lived Together Before Marriage? It is a sure oath that he will not revoke.       – 2 Samuel 7:11-13, Next the psalm moves on to God’s promise to establish David’s throne. We have come a long way from the first psalm of trouble back at the beginning of the Psalms of Ascent. Birds, reproduce on Earth!". Earth produced green seed-bearing plants, all varieties, And fruit-bearing trees of all sorts. Where will my resting place be?’” (Isaiah 66:1) God doesn’t live in houses built by men (Acts 7:48), but he does come to live in and among his people. God had given David rest, but David was determined not to rest until he found a place for God to rest. A. – Ephesians 3:20. The Psalms of Ascent | Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, “The Lord swore an oath to David.” (Psalm 132:11). Psalm 132 New King James Version (NKJV) The Eternal Dwelling of God in Zion A Song of Ascents. Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. Zion here is not just the physical city of Jerusalem on Mount Zion, but in the whole scope of Scripture it refers also to the New Jerusalem and the heavenly Zion. And it teaches us one very simple truth. The New Testament tells us that these things are fulfilled in us today and in our salvation in Christ. And there it was. A. David’s hardships (1) Let's worship at God's own footstool!" God dwelt with us symbolically through the ark in the temple. God will clothe his people with salvation and his enemies with shame. The Message; Psalm 132 Psalm 132. He named the pooled water Ocean. The first section tells us about David’s promise to God, the second section tells us about God’s promise to David, and then the third section tells us about God’s promise to us. And Psalm 132 tells us there are two types of clothing we will receive on judgment day. 6  Remember how we got the news in Ephrathah, learned all about it at Jaar Meadows? Click here to return to the Sermons page. God named the land Earth. Every sort and kind: cattle and reptiles and wild animals - all kinds." Genesis 1:2 (Read all of Genesis 1) Earth was a soup of nothingness, a bottomless emptiness, an inky blackness. (The words are intensified in the Hebrew.). While he slept he had a dream about God and a stairway or ladder to heaven. That wasn’t much of a house for God. Psalm 132 verses 14-18 directly alludes to the blessing of God upon His true Saints from now until the end of time, and then the eternal blessing of God upon His people for eternity. Come out! In the middle of the waters; separate water from water!". All God’s promises are fulfilled in Jesus Christ. Back to Psalm 132 now, looking at verses 6-9: “We heard it in Ephrathah, we came upon it in the fields of Jaar: 7 ‘Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool – 8 arise, O Lord, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might. (2 Samuel 6:17) But eventually he felt a tent was not enough. Jacob was on the run from his brother Esau when he slept outside with his head on a stone. And so like David, Jacob also made a vow to the Lord about making a house for God. We’ve looked at David’s promise to God; we’ve looked at God’s promise to David; and now finally let’s look at God’s promise to us. We are the saints, God’s covenant people who ever sing for joy! Psalm 132 is allued to twice in the New Testament: Stephen alludes to Psalm 132:5 in Acts 7:46, and Peter alludes to Psalm 132:11 in Acts 2:30. The Bible tells us that God also remembers all the trials and hardships you go through for him. 16 I will clothe her priests with salvation, and her saints will ever sing for joy.” (Psalm 132:14-16), Once again God takes the promises David made to him back in verses 1-9, and God expands on them and makes them even better. All Rights Reserved. Rulership and Responsibility for Creation, A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. Birds, fly through the sky over Earth!". And so the psalm begins by asking God to remember David and all these hardships he endured. Now in the immediate context “the anointed one” refers to the present king, in this case, Solomon himself, but in the context of the whole Bible, the anointed one is another word for the Messiah. This is none other than the house of God; this is the gate of heaven.” (Genesis 28:16-17) Early the next morning Jacob took the stone he had placed under his head and set it up as a pillar and poured oil on top of it.