A Song of degrees. LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob. Lo, we heard of it at Ephratah: we found it in the fields of the wood. We will go into his tabernacles: we will worship at his footstool. Arise, O LORD, into thy rest; thou, and the ark of thy strength. Let thy priests be clothed with righteousness; and let thy saints shout for joy. For thy servant David’s sake turn not away the face of thine anointed. The LORD hath sworn in truth unto David; he will not turn from it; Of the fruit of thy body will I set upon thy throne. If thy children will keep my covenant and my testimony that I shall teach them, their children shall also sit upon thy throne for evermore. For the LORD hath chosen Zion; he hath desired it for his habitation. This is my rest for ever: here will I dwell; for I have desired it. I will abundantly bless her provision: I will satisfy her poor with bread. I will also clothe her priests with salvation: and her saints shall shout aloud for joy. There will I make the horn of David to bud: I have ordained a lamp for mine anointed. His enemies will I clothe with shame: but upon himself shall his crown flourish (Psalm 132, KJV).
God’s Ark Placed in Zion
This Psalm is the ascent of the ark
In the days of David to Jerusalem.
David, a man after God’s own heart,
Vowed to make the transition.
In the days of wilderness wandering,
The ark was kept in the holy place
Of the tabernacle. But during
King Saul’s reign it was lost.
After much search, it was found in
Jaar, a wooded area, and brought
To Zion. “For the LORD had chosen
Zion….for a resting place for ever.”
Of great importance was the ark,
A symbol of God’s presence,
Containing God’s Covenant with
Israel, the Ten Commandments.
The establishment of God’s throne
In Jerusalem, has in the background
The fulfillment in the Kingdom
Of our Lord Jesus Christ.
“A horn,” a powerful ruler will
Achieve all that God has promised;
David’s dynasty, that God’s kingdom
Will extend forever and ever.
(c) Rex H. Henderson 2003
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