1. Psalm 122:3–4 (ESV)
  2. Exposition

What is so important about Jerusalem?

Psalm 122:3–4 (ESV)

3 Jerusalem built as a city that is bound firmly together,

The psalmist marvels at the city of Jerusalem when he looks up to see it. It is built together securely and strong (Psalm 122:3). It is also the place where the twelve tribes of Israel gather (Psalm 122:4).

Jerusalem is a place where there is meant to be peace among men, since this is where the twelve tribes of Israel come to worship. This is where a diverse people come to give thanks to the Lord. This is the city where God’s people seek to follow his decrees.