Are you enjoying our study of Psalm 122? Wow, there are so many nuggets in God’s Word, and we are rich who choose to mine those nuggets! We’re studying Psalm 122 because we are given a specific command there to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. I want to understand God’s command, how about you!?!
We’re moving on to verses 4-5 today, so if you have missed our look at the beginning of the chapter, review previous posts of the past three days.
4 To which the tribes go up, even the tribes of the Lord—
An ordinance for Israel—
To give thanks to the name of the Lord.
5 For there thrones were set for judgment,
The thrones of the house of David.
Israel was divided into tribes (Judah, Ephraim, Dan, etc), yet Jerusalem was accessible to all! In fact, every adult Hebrew capable of travel journeyed to Jerusalem three times a year to observe the feasts. Just as all tribes came in ancient times, Jerusalem is still known as an international city, still accessible to all.
It is said the Jerusalem Talmud (Hagigah 2,6) calls Jerusalem a city that “makes all Israel friends.” What makes Jerusalem special? Why is it the city can make all Israel friends? Because it belongs to all…Jews, Arabs and people all over the world!
As Christians, it is our Holy City! Have you prayed for your Holy City today? Why not now?
We’ll move on to the meat of the chapter tomorrow, so I’ll see you then!