Aug. 19. Psalm of Ascent

Ps. 122:1-9

This psalm may have been written with the memory of David’s desire to build the temple in mind. Since he had been prohibited from building the house of God, one can imagine his delight in the people’s returning from exile and being able to again “go into the house of the Lord.” That should be the desire of Christians today as they assemble as His house, the church to worship our God. Much of this psalm is devoted to praise, devotion and prayer for their beloved Jerusalem. Even though he had been dead many years, the city continued to be called the “City of David” and “House of David.”