Numbers 6:22 – 27, Psalms 122 – 123, Ephesians 2:11 – 22
The Joy of Going to the House of the Lord
A Song of Ascents. Of David.
1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of the Lord.”
2 Our feet have been standing
Within your gates, O Jerusalem!
3 Jerusalem is built
As a city that is compact together,
4 Where the tribes go up,
The tribes of the Lord,
To the Testimony of Israel,
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For thrones are set there for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
The New King James Version. (1982). (Ps 122). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
I The joy of worship
II The peace of the church
6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
“May they prosper who love you.
7 Peace be within your walls,
Prosperity within your palaces.”
8 For the sake of my brethren and companions,
I will now say, “Peace be within you.”
9 Because of the house of the Lord our God
I will seek your good.
The New King James Version. (1982). (Ps 122:6–9). Nashville: Thomas Nelson.
Numbers 6:26 (NKJV)
26 The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.” ’
III The grace of God
Psalm 123:2–3 (NASB95)
2 Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, As the eyes of a maid to the hand of her mistress, So our eyes look to the Lord our God, Until He is gracious to us. 3 Be gracious to us, O Lord, be gracious to us, For we are greatly filled with contempt.