Song of Ascent: Third Step

A Tribute to King David’s Harp. Outside the gate, near the Temple Mount. Jerusalem.

A Song of Ascents. Of David.
Psalm 122

1I was glad when they said to me,
“Let us go to the house of the LORD!”
2 Our feet have been standing
within your gates, O Jerusalem!

3 Jerusalem—built as a city
that is bound firmly together,
4 to which the tribes go up,
the tribes of the LORD,
as was decreed fora Israel,
to give thanks to the name of the LORD.
5 There thrones for judgment were set,
the thrones of the house of David.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
“May they be secure who love you!
7 Peace be within your walls
and security within your towers!”
8 For my brothers and companions’ sake
I will say, “Peace be within you!”
9 For the sake of the house of the LORD our God,
I will seek your good.

Psalm 122, sung on the third step, and is described in Benson’s Commentary as “words of the people, exhorting one another to go and attend upon the worship of God at his tabernacle or temple at Jerusalem, and especially at the three great festivals;”

Forgotten are the complaints of the slanderous words by false witnesses cried out about on the first step. Forgotten are the fears of some undisclosed danger of which caused frantic eyes to look beyond the hills.

Now the Levites sing of the throngs who will come up to worship the G-D of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The G-D of Moses and of King David. The G-D and Father of our L-RD Jesus. Our Father, our King.

L-RD Bless, Keep, Shine. . .

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