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The City of the Messiah

The City of the Messiah

This is the word of God in Psalm 132, and right away there are two things I should say about this psalm. First is that Psalm 132 is the most important psalm in this section known as the Songs of Ascents. And all the commentators agree about this: Psalm 132 is the centerpiece of these songs, and for a few reasons: it’s the longest psalm; it’s in a climatic spot; and it says a lot about King David — so basically this psalm is that part of the movie that you can’t miss. We gotta see this part. That’s the first thing to say — Psalm 132 is a big deal.Then the second thing to say right away is that this psalm has a very neat structure. And there are certain personalities in this room who will really appreciate this (if you like spreadsheets this might be the psalm for you). And we’re going to get into more details here, but I want us to see right away that there are two parts to this psalm.  Part One, verses 1 to 10, is a prayer; and Part Two, verses 11–18, is God’s response to the