Psalm 132 -Zeal for God's Glory

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Psalm 132 is the longest of the Song of Ascents, and is very covenantal in structure. It begins with a remembrance of David's zeal for God's glory in wanting a permanent dwelling place for the Ark of the Covenant, and shifts to God's promises to so bless his people with the graces of His glory. Israel had been so careless with the LORD's glory [the Ark of the Covenant], as 1Samuel attests; and in verses 1-9, we are shown how the glory of God in Jesus Christ envelopes us as a church: we can worship at his footstool, the LORD's presence abides in our midst, and we are clothed with Christ's righteousness.