Remember: Psalm 132

Psalms 132:1  A song of ascents. LORD, remember David and all his self-denial.

(this Psalm is rather longer than the others – please read it)

This Psalm is all about a plan to build a suitable dwelling place for God.  David, in some ways, prefigured what Jesus would be like.  This, mainly in his shepherd’s heart and devotion to God’s glory. Perhaps, in the request to remember David, we might see an echo of our Lord’s request to remember Him?  The Psalm outlines all aspects of what this would be. There is an emphasis on God’s ANOINTED ONE.  This can be translated as MESSIAH.  David’s descendant is mentioned and a worshipping people fed and “clothed with Salvation”.  A Christian “take” in this will be very different that that of the People of Israel, marching to Zion, 2,500 years ago!  The place where God can rest is the MESSIAH Jesus.

Mark 1:10-11  Just as Jesus was coming up out of the water, he saw heaven being torn open and the Spirit descending on him like a dove.  (11)  And a voice came from heaven: “You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.”

The Psalm ends with the ANOINTED ONE being adorned with a radiant crown.

Hebrews 2:9  But we do see Jesus, who was made lower than the angels for a little while, now crowned with glory and honor because he suffered death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone.

We are made dwelling places of God through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Crown Him with many crowns
The Lamb upon the throne
Hark How the heav’nly anthems drowns
All music but its own!
Awake, my soul And sing
Of Him Who died for thee
And hail Him as thy matchless King
Through all eternity