1. Psalm 122:1–9 (ESV)
  2. Application

Psalm 122 and the Trinity

Psalm 122:1–9 (ESV)

1 I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the LORD!”

What does Psalm 122 reveal about who God the Father is?

God seeks to dwell in the midst of his people. The house of the Lord is in the city of Jerusalem. God is not aloof and far away; he wants to enjoy fellowship with his people. That is why the temple existed. It provided an opportunity for sinful people to meet with a holy God.

God seeks to unite a diverse people in worship. Jerusalem is the city where the tribes of Israel go up. These tribes were diverse, they did not always get along with one another but God wants to unite them in worship.

God is gracious, providing laws for his people so that they can share in his ways (Psalm 122:4). God is thus not silent and hidden away from the world. He has made himself known; he has revealed himself and his desires in his Word.