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 Psalm 120 - The high calling in Messiah Yeshua (2)
 Psalm 120 - Having a heart for Shalom (3)
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 Psalm 121 - God never rests from watching over us (5)
 Psalm 121 - God is our guardian at all times (6)
 Psalm 121 - God protects our souls from evil (7)
 Psalm 122 - God has promised eternity with Him (8)
 Psalm 122 - God has appointed our destiny to praise Him (9)
 Psalm 122 - God has called us to a citizenship in His holy city (10)
 Psalm 123 - We are called to a life of humble submission (11)
 Psalm 123 - God defines us with His love (12)
 Psalm 124 - God is always for us (13)
 Psalm 124 - God has not made us prey to our enemies (14)
 Psalm 124 - God has set us free from those who desire to trap us (15)
 Psalm 125 - God surrounds us with His love (16)
 Psalm 125 - God has called us into straight places (17)
 The Prayer Tower (18)
 Psalm 126 - God has filled our mouths with laughter (19)
 Psalm 126 - God has brought us back to the land (20)
 Psalm 126 - God has promised us a joyful harvest (21)
 Psalm 127 - God protects what belongs to Him (22)
 Psalm 127 - God has given us each other (23)
 Psalm 127 - God has commanded us to bless our enemies (24)
 Psalm 128 - God has a blessing for those who love Him (25)
 Psalm 128 - God has reserved a place for us who fear Him (26)
 Psalm 128 - God offers blessing from Zion (27)
 Psalm 129 - We belong to the Lord (28)
 Psalm 129 - God has cut the chords (29)
 Psalm 129 - God has birthed within us passion for Zion (30)
 Psalm 129 - God has called us to love what He loves (31)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to follow Him (32)
 Psalm 130 - God has heard out heart cry (33)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to wait on Him (34)
 Psalm 130 - God has called us to follow Him (35)
 Psalm 131 - God perfects us (36)
 Psalm 131 - God has called us to hope in Him (37)
 Psalm 132 - God remembers and vows (38)
 Psalm 132 - God's dwelling place (39)
 Psalm 132 - God gives us many blessings (40)
 Psalm 132 - God provides the Messiah (41)
 Psalm 132 - God gives His people rest (42)
 Psalm 132 - God has promised provision (43)
 Psalm 132 - God has called us into His light (44)
 Psalm 133 - God has gives us life forevermore (45)
 Psalm 134 - God has called us into His light (46)

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Thursday, 9 November 2017
Psalm 134 - God has called us into His light

Psalm 134:1-3 "Behold, bless the Lord, all you servants of the Lord, Who by night stand in the house of the Lord! Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the Lord. The Lord who made heaven and earth bless you from Zion!" NKJV

"Look here! Bless exactly the Lord, Yehovah, all (you) servants of the Lord, who stand in the house of the Lord in the night. Who raise up their holy hands and bless the Lord. The Lord bless you from Zion, the Maker of heaven and earth."

This Psalm is the last of the Psalms of Ascent. It is very short and to the point, "Bless the Lord." This is our last "instruction" being sung to us by the priests who are chanting these Psalms of Ascent as we climb the steps to our official appointment before the King of Kings, who created the universe.

Wait! I thought we were making this approach to RECEIVE a blessing. I get to the top of the stairs only to hear that we are to GIVE a blessing? In Hebrew to bless is L'Varech. The root of this word is the same root as "knee", giving a connotation of kneeling.

What is the connection between kneeling and blessing? We all should understand the connection between kneeling and submitting (the word "submit" means to "place under"). With God, it is all "a heart thing". We must place our hearts under God's authority.

When we do, we are giving God the only thing He has not already given Himself, the free will heart of man. Loving and giving are connected (true love is always self-sacrificing). We arrive in the one place on earth that is closest to the place He has called His home to love Him.

Let's lay our hearts on His altar, and declare His praise. Bless the Lord.

Posted By Rabbi Michael Weiner, 11:06am Comment Comments: 0