Wednesday, November 6, 2013


Suggested Reading: Psalms 130-134

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This is a model of the Temple from the time of Jesus. The Temple was destroyed in 70 AD by the Romans. Today, a Muslim mosque, known as the Dome of the Rock (seen in the background), is located on that same Temple Mount. In the time of King David, people from all 12 tribes would sing his songs as they walked from all over Israel up to this mountain top to which David moved the Tabernacle of Moses and then David's son, Solomon, built the temple here.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.


Key Verses: Psalm 133:1

Behold, how good and how pleasant it is

For brethren to dwell together in unity!


Psalm 130 provides us a meditation through a prayer of repentance in which the person experiencing the depths of a dark night of the soul rises to the heights of hope with total dependance upon God’s mercy and redemption!

Psalm 131 takes us into the experience of King David to the point where he no longer has to depend upon the things of this world, but his hope in God brings calm and quiet in all circumstances!

Psalm 132 may have been sung as the visitors travelling up to Jerusalem travelled along the same route taken by King David when he brought the Ark of the Covenant back to its place in Jerusalem (2 Samuel 6:12-15).

Psalm 133 may have been composed as King David watched people from all 12 tribes of Israel streaming into Jerusalem for one of the feasts. 2 Samuel 3:1 tells us of the long civil war that had divided the people. Now, under David’s leadership, God brought unity.

Psalm 134 may have been the benediction song as those who had travelled to Jerusalem prepared to leave for their homes. This exhortation comes to us also to make sure that in our generation, we as servants of the Lord, continue to bless the Lord wherever we are, and to continue to be faithful in carrying out our sacred duties to which God has called each of us!


Lord God, I pray for a heart of repentance, for a total dependence upon You, and for a song of rejoicing in You! I pray the prayer of Jesus, “That they may be one…” (John 17:20-26). Lord Jesus, I ask You for the grace of consistency in my worship of You and in my service for You. In Your Name I pray, Amen!!!


In one of the congregations I served as pastor, one of our deacons who came to Canada from Scotland, who, with his Scottish accent, would rise during a service from time to time and quote Psalm 133! I knew it was coming and I stopped my words and waited for him. What an important message! Unity! In fact, that church had a wonderful unity. I felt it from the very first Sunday I stood in the pulpit. Because of that unity God was able, within His self-imposed restriction of not violating human free will, to do an amazing work of grace in many lives. As Psalm 133:3b says, “There the Lord commanded the blessing!”

Yours for the unity of all believers, “that the world may know…”,


12 thoughts on “Wednesday, November 6, 2013

  1. Come Bless the Lord
    All you servants of the Lord
    Who stand by night in the house of the Lord
    Lift up your hands in the holy place
    Come bless theLord
    Come bless the Lord
    Oh how wondrrful it is to be in the presence of the Lord with unity with our brothets and sisters praising God in one accord
    Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ
    God bless all my fellow bloggers
    May God grant you his great favor in Jesus name Amen

    • Blessings Brenda, and fellow saints. O how good it is to bless the Lord and let us all try to seek unity and love as Jesus loved. Uplifting psalms today as usual.

      Thank you Pastor David and all who contribute to our daily feeding of THE WORD. Great pictures Reynold!

      Lifting hands to THE MOST HIGH.

  2. As the saying goes, “United we stand, divided we fall.” What we value, we focus upon. Our emphasis is truly there, the need to immerse ourselves daily in scripture to find unity and peace within our souls, as the calming peace of a “weaned child with his mother”. Our Lord, to Whom a family can pray matters of conflict or disagreement, hurt and disillusionment. Family togetherness in His love extended in and through each member. And so, likewise for an assembly of believers. We may fall short at times, but today’s key verse establishes a value for which we know and believe can be obtained in Christ, by all means. Have a great day, to all!

  3. Bless the Lord, oh my soul. Thanksgiving and praise to the only one who can unite the Palestinian, the Jew, the American, the Russian, the Iranian, the only one who can unite this broken world, through His blood, through His body made flesh.

    Praise His name, His name is Jesus, Yeshua, Isa, He is the Lord our God. Amen

  4. Our souls have been calmed and quieted within. Praise You God, for Your grace, salvation and forgiveness of our sins. We are renewed by Your unfathomable mercy and love. We are cleansed, Jesus, by Your blood.

    God bless you, David Mainse, and family. May your strength be renewed. Wishing all saints a blessed day!

  5. Dear Rev. David M. and precious fellow bloggers ,
    How comforting to read Gods Word through these Psalms . I will enjoy reciting the phrase of Psalm 133 .1 with my brothers and sisters in Christ at bible study tonight at church. We are so blessed to have the freedom to give thanks , adoration to The ONE AND ONLY JESUS , JEHOVAH , ISA , YASHUA, ADONAI . So Heavenly Father thank you for having sent Your ONE AND ONLY SON JESUS who took our cross , our sins , our shame . Amen.
    PS , Thank you Reynold for another beautiful picture .
    Have a blessed day to all my dear fellow saints.
    Prayer for strength for David M. and all his family as they soon will head for the Holy Land.
    xxxx Carole.

  6. Hello fellow saints
    I confess, I have been straggling behind and not consistant in fallowing this blog latley, but I am faithful to the one I love… who loves me… Jesus. I have missed being apart of this wonderful blog in real time.
    This is a wonderful way to not only read scriptures but to beapart of another leg/ family of fellow believers in Christ , dwelling together in unity.

    It would be a totaly un pleasent world with out Gods holy word to strengthen us each and every day. “Praise the lord” for hisunfailing grace, mercy love .
    Thank you Lord… for revealing to us who you are through your holy word.

    May God bless and keep you all . Amen!
    M. 🙂

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