1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD." It calls to mind images of preachers thundering judgmental messages from their pulpits, trying to generate guilty feelings and to scare people into making a profession of faith with the threat of hellfire. 4 God zag dat het licht goed was, en hij scheidde het licht van de duisternis; 5 het licht noemde hij dag, de duisternis noemde hij nacht. God promised Abraham in 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:3). For our text today, from Psalm 122, expresses the love that ancient Israel had for God’s house. 3. liturgical imagery PSALM 122. Psalm 122. As a response to the first lesson (Isaiah 2:1-5) Psalm 122 picks up the movement of “ascent toward Jerusalem” and also the language of judgment (a theme picked up in an oblique way in the Gospel reading). Worship. “The testimony of Israel”: Refers to God’s command to go up to Jerusalem 3 times annually (see note on Psalms 120:1-7). Ps. 3 122:3 Ps. 2 And now we're here, O Jerusalem, inside Jerusalem's walls! What do you do when you climb a mountain – immediately turn around and go back down? Ecclesia Triumphans: That is, the Joy of the English Church, for the Happie Coronation of the most vertuous and pious Prince. The "they" would refer to. Psalm 122. The Middle East is wracked with conflict and always has been. Experience the unity that comes from praising God together. A tent is a small house that people made from animal skins. A PLACE FOR WORSHIP – Vss. 4 o A warrior’s p sharp arrows, with glowing q coals of the broom tree! You cannot be a growing Christian without also being an active part of Christ’s church. It would be hard to imagine a more poignant, desperately needed, and timely appeal than Psalm 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Situated at the epicenter of world tensions, any peace that prevails in Jerusalem today can be chalked up to the transient success of armed security, and is as fragile as the temperament … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 122" 1 2 3 4 5 Jerusalem, built as a city with compact unity. 1. The weekly gathering of the church for worship should be one your highest priorities and one of the high points of your week. Give me one good reason why I should go.” The mother replies, “I’ll give you two good reasons. Psalms 122 Commentary, One of over 110 Bible commentaries freely available, this commentary, by the leading authority in the Church of Christ, presents a verse level look at the Bible. Feel free to hit the comments button on any post and join the discussion. 1 : Hoe sprong mijn hart hoog op in mij, toen men mij zeide: "Gord u aan: om naar des Heren huis te gaan! 2 Outlines . that is closely compacted together. David says, Go into the house of the Lord—Give thanks unto Him. 122:4; Leviticus 23) or special called event. A. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem – Genesis 12:3; Luke 19:41-42, These verses tells us four things about prayer and God’s people. As Ephesians 6:18 tell us: “With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.” (Ephesians 6:18), D. Seek the well-being of your church Bidt, met een algemene stem, Om vrede voor Jeruzalem. 3-5 Jerusalem, well-built city, built as a place for worship! For any web postings, please link to the sermon directly at this website. De heerlijkheid van Jeruzalem: 1 EEN 1 lied Hammaäloth, van David. A psalm of David. Enter gathered worship with anticipation and joy On the climb, they would sing songs known as the songs of ascent. Psalm 122 The Message Bible. From the word of God. Our text is just one of a number of psalms that express this same sentiment. We’re finally here!”. A psalm of David. That which is said or implied here of Jerusalem is appropriate in a symbolic sense to the New Jerusalem, the Church of the living God. It’s the song of someone who has been looking forward to that arrival for some time. Psalm 122. 4 All the tribes of Israel--the LORD's people--make their pilgrimage here. 4 122:4 Deut. 5 There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.” (Psalm 122:3-5) Now these verses are talking about the actual city Jerusalem and yet there are several applications we can make to our own experience of gathered worship in the church today. "The house of the *LORD", (verse 1), was a tent when David was alive. Categories: Holy Land Tours (Games/Stories), Psalms To read the story, click the "Next Page" button below the picture. Psalm 122 This is the third of the fifteen “Psalms of Ascent,” a collection of psalms (120–134) designed for the pilgrims to sing as they traveled to Jerusalem for the religious festivals ( See Blog post for February 27, 2010, “Psalm 120” ). Built. PSALM 122. Look forward to gathered worship each week. It’s about mutual encouragement, encouraging each other to gather for worship, whether you do that by a phone call, a conversation or posting on Facebook. In fact, the gathering of God’s people for worship is one of the most important parts of your journey with God. The psalmist arrives in Jerusalem. . That’s ultimately what Psalm 122 means by “thrones for judgment.”, In the book of Revelation we also find thrones for judgment. How can that be? to praise the name of the Lord. Ik verblijd mij in degenen die tot mij zeggen: Wij zullen 2 … Look at verse 3 where the psalmist writes: “Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together.” (Psalm 122:3) Here the psalmist is talking about the physical architecture of the city. And then finally it encourages us to pray for God’s people regularly. Number one, you’re 54 years old. Psalm 122 – Coming to the House of the LORD and the City of God. 1 Een lied Hammaaloth, van David. You can be judged by God’s word now, or you can be judged by God’s word later. A message examining the joy of reassembling as a church after the Coronavirus pandemic. First of all, you enjoy the closeness of Christian fellowship. There are fifteen Psalms of Ascent, we’re only three psalms in, and we’re already there! Although the enemy is working overtime to bring the opposite of "shalom" in Jerusalem, we can pray for beauty of God's kingdom rule to come down and meet the reality here on earth. 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, O Jerusalem. B. That’s the first thing we learn from this psalm. Of David. B. Pray for the peace of the church To the people of God in the Old Testament, Jerusalem and the Temple was a foreshadow of … my heart leaped for joy. In the context of this psalm it means especially to seek these things in prayer, but there are other ways of seeking the good of the church as well. Psalm 100:4 says: “Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.” (Psalm 100:4) How you enter worship matters. In praying for God’s people we must not only pray for the peace of Jerusalem, we must also pray for the peace of the church. – Psalm 100:4, And then secondly, enter gathered worship with anticipation and joy. And then the middle psalm of the middle group is attributed to Solomon. Jerusalem A Type Of The Church . Look at verses 6-9: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: ‘May those who love you be secure. Psalm 122:1-9: Pulpit Commentary Homiletics. When you’ve been looking forward to worship all week long, you will enter worship with anticipation and joy. De andere keer lastig: zoveel mensen zoveel zinnen … And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47), Ephesians 4 tells us: “Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. 122 1-2 When they said, “Let’s go to the house of God,”. 122:1 "they said to me" This Psalm describes a pilgrimage to the temple, probably on an annual feast day (cf. Psalm 122:4 "Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the LORD, unto the testimony of Israel, to give thanks unto the name of the LORD." En toch heel verschillende mensen. the tribes of the Lord—. 16:16 Daar komen de stammen samen, de stammen van de HEER , om … 3 Jerusalem is built like a city that is closely compacted together. Copyright © 1993, 2002, 2018 by Eugene H. Peterson, The Message (MSG), Upgrade to Bible Gateway Plus, and access the, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible (NIV, NKJV, NLT, THE Message). 2. local Levites welcoming the pilgrims to Jerusalem. THE ARGUMENT. and Johnny Hart, The Psalms of Ascent – Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, A Theology of Google, Facebook, Amazon and Twitter, “The ordinary so extraordinary” by Madeleine L’Engle. The name “Jerusalem” means “city of peace” so when you pray for the peace of Jerusalem you are literally praying peace for the city of peace. Pray for God’s people regularly (6-9). Psalm 122. For the Christian today it means going to church. 1 I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord.”. The city of Jerusalem is vitally important in the Scriptures. Make weekly worship with the church a non-negotiable in your life, and then you can look forward to reaping the benefits every week for the rest of your life. 3. liturgical imagery IAMES by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland. C. Receive direction from God’s word Another book was opened, which is the book of life. 120 In my distress I called to the L ord, and he answered me. See more ideas about psalm 122, bible history, jerusalem israel. Deliver Me, O Lord A Song of m Ascents. We are brothers and sisters, we are family and friends. The pattern repeats in the next three psalms, although each time, the psalm of trouble starts a little higher than the one before. De eerste dag. – Ephesians 6:18, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for the peace of the church, and then thirdly pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ. And one of the benefits you reap from weekly gathered worship is enjoying the closeness of Christian fellowship. Psalm 122 is the 122nd psalm of the biblical Book of Psalms.In the Greek Septuagint version of the bible, and in its Latin translation in the Vulgate, this psalm is Psalm 121 in a slightly different numbering system. So that’s one of the first benefits you reap from weekly gathered worship. REJOICING AS WE REASSEMBLE Psalm 122:1-9 For approximately 2 months we were unable to assemble together and worship as a church family. Jerusalem was important because that’s where the temple was. So, let’s take a look at this psalm and see what it teaches us about church and our journey to God. By Ray Fowler. Look at verse 5: “There the thrones for judgment stand, the thrones of the house of David.” (Psalm 122:5). We horen bij elkaar. Whatever your theology of Israel, we need to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. No matter how far away it was always, “Just five more minutes.”. Mooi en lastig tegelijk. Psalm 122 - NIV: I rejoiced with those who said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD.” Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem. – Philippians 1:23-25; Revelation 21:2-4, Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for the peace of the church, pray for your brothers and sisters in Christ, and then finally seek the well-being of your church. Then you’ve heard those words before, right? Prosperity to all you Jerusalem-lovers!Friendly insiders, get along! We need each other for the journey. Have you noticed that the church is a lot like Jerusalem? What If We Already Lived Together Before Marriage? All the tribes of Israel—the LORD’s people— make their pilgrimage here. And then secondly, experience the unity that comes from praising God together. A PLACE OF PRESTIGE – Vs. 9 – The house of God is there. Weekly worship with God’s people is life-changing. RayFowler.org is a place to discuss various issues relating to God and life. © Ray Fowler. Colossians 3:16 gives the following instruction to churches gathering for weekly worship: “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom, and as you sing psalms, hymns and spiritual songs with gratitude in your hearts to God.” (Colossians 3:16), And so every week we sit under the authority of God’s word and we learn more of God’s will and his ways. “It’s boring. To the people of God in the Old Testament, Jerusalem and the Temple was a foreshadow of heaven. God loves his people – so don’t mess with Israel, and don’t mess with the church. As we read in Psalm 133:1: “How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity!” (Psalm 133:1) Psalm 133 is another of the Psalms of Ascent so we will revisit this verse later in the series. And church is one of those things of first importance. We read in Revelation 20: “Then I saw a great white throne … And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. That’s the second benefit you reap from gathered weekly worship. III. David professeth his joy when he went into the house of the Lord, Psalms 122:1-5; prayeth for the welfare, prosperity, and peace of it, Psalms 122:6-9. He started his journey in Psalm 120 surrounded by people who didn’t care about God or God’s ways. A PLACE FOR JUSTICE – Vs. 5 . PSALM 122. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: Psalm 122. SHOULD MAKE US GLAD. The story of Psalm 122 is in the note on Psalm 120. Each group of three psalms begins with the psalmist in trouble and then moves upward to victory. 3 Jeruzalem is gebouwd, als een stad, die wel samengevoegd is;. Rulership and Responsibility for Creation, A Final Easter Cartoon from B.C. (Read Psalm 122 and pray. (Response.) For example Psalm 120 begins with the psalmist in trouble in a far away land. And what’s the main thing? Psalm 122 zingen we aan het begin van een kerkdienst, en we denken bij ‘Jeruzalem dat ik bemin’ aan de kerk waar je binnenging. Psalm 122 This is the third of the fifteen “Psalms of Ascent,” a collection of psalms (120–134) designed for the pilgrims to sing as they traveled to Jerusalem for the religious festivals ( See Blog post for February 27, 2010, “Psalm 120” ). Dit is een enthousiasmerende bewerking van Psalm 122. Derek Kidner writes: “What Jerusalem was to the Israelite, the church is to the Christian.” The church is God’s people today, Jews and Gentiles brought into one body together through Christ’s death for us on the cross. Enjoy the closeness of Christian fellowship. psalm 122 chiastic structure. And then thirdly, you receive direction from God’s word. I. It’s about inviting each other! Psalm 122:1-9. 4 A PLACE FOR PEACE – Vss. 19 Nov 2014. David professeth his joy when he went into the house of the Lord, Psalms 122:1-5; prayeth for the welfare, prosperity, and peace of it, Psalms 122:6-9. 3 Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together: FOR THE CHURCH IS AS A CITY. I was glad when they said to me, 'Let us go to the house of the LORD.' The bottom line is this: if you love God, you will love God’s people. JERUSALEM . 122:4; Leviticus 23) or special called event. There were Psalms that were sung by Jewish pilgrims as they made their way to Jerusalem to observe the mandatory feasts given in the Law. Jerusalem is a well-built city; its seamless walls cannot be breached. Fortunately many people have discovered the joy of Christian worship. Enjoy the closeness of Christian fellowship. But one of the things this verse is saying is that there is a closeness, there is a sweetness in Christian fellowship that you cannot get anywhere else. Psalm 122 carries the title A Song of Ascents. There was limited space with no room for expansion. Walk with us through Psalm 122 to look deeper into the Hebrew text, and learn how to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. We have sports on Sundays. Jerusalem is mentioned over 800 times in the Bible, both in the Old Testament and the New. 2 Our feet are standing in your gates, Jerusalem. why did his heart beat with a thrill of pleasure at the summons to enter God's house? They begin in Psalm 120 with the psalmist crying out in trouble far away from Jerusalem, and they end in Psalm 134 with the psalmist offering up praise in the temple courts. A PLACE FOR WORSHIP – Vss. Deze bedevaartspsalm wordt gezongen door Christelijk Jongerenkoor Jigdaljahu volgens de Oude Berijming uit 1773. As long as we keep the main thing the main thing, we will get along just fine. Thanks for visiting! A Song of degrees of David. This Psalm seems to have been written by David for the use of the people when they came up to Jerusalem to the solemn feasts. In order to continue unpacking the structure we started seeing yesterday, we need to map Psa 122: paragraph divisions: 1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord. WORKS UPON THE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SECOND PSALM In "Chandler's Life of David, "vol. He will wipe every tear from their eyes. And part of praying for the peace of Jerusalem is praying for Jewish people to come to know Christ. Dit hoofdstuk voorgelezen (m): David verblijdt zich over den welstand van het huis of de kerke Gods te Jeruzalem, wensende dat het lang duren moge. God. Then this promise is for you as well. It would be hard to imagine a more poignant, desperately needed, and timely appeal than Psalm 122:6: “Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.” Situated at the epicenter of world tensions, any peace that prevails in Jerusalem today can be chalked up to the transient success of armed security, and is as fragile as the temperament … Continue reading "Commentary on Psalm 122" 131-4, there is an Exposition of this Psalm. The psalmist has traveled to Jerusalem for one of the three great feasts, and so there are many others there with him. 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 2000, 2001, 2002 Eugene H. Peterson by NavPress Publishing. The city to which the tribes ascend, all God’s tribes go up to worship, To give thanks to the name of God—. So the psalms have an upward motion, but they also have an up and down motion. The king’s throne was in Jerusalem, and that’s where various judgments were handed down. Open deur. And number two, you’re the pastor!”. A PLACE FOR PEACE – Vss. Psalm 122 - ESV: I was glad when they said to me, "Let us go to the house of the LORD!" Ik spring van blijdschap op wanneer ... Wij willen u aanmoedigen de psalmen van De Nieuwe Psalmberijming binnen uw kerkelijke gemeenschap te zingen, uit te voeren, teksten af te drukken en/of liedteksten te projecteren. 11:3 God zei: ‘Er moet licht komen,’ en er was licht. Do you love God’s people? It’s my one day to sleep in. De ene keer wint mooi: veelkleurig! 2. pp. It’s the people. 4 That is where the tribes go up—. Triumph 122 125 128 131 134. The Psalms of Ascent | Stepping Stones to God’s Heart, “Gathering with God’s People” (Psalm 122), “Let us go to the house of the Lord.” (Psalm 122:1). En dat in de prachtige Grote of Sint-Janskerk in Schiedam. Hello and welcome to RayFowler.org. The Psalms of Ascent are all about going to meet with God, and the temple is the place where God promised to meet with his people. 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