Psalms 132_Psalms of Ascent
Brian Sullivan   -  

Sermon Passage: Psalm 132

Sections, Scripture References, Quotes:

Psalm 132 – God’s Presence

”Seek the things that are above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above” – Colossians 3:1-2

v/1-7 – Prioritizing the Presence

What did it mean for David to seek God’s presence? Isn’t God everywhere? Yes. But most of the time we go through life ignoring the fact. Israel was much the same. – Rhett Dodson

*Endured Hardship (v/1)

*Sacrificed Personal Comfort (3-5)

*Led others to pursue God’s presence (6-7)

v/8-10 – Praying for the Presence

v/8 Direct appeal for God’s presence

v/9 Righteousness & joy

v/10 For the sake of your servant David, don’t turn your face away

If we want God to come to our churches and come to our lives with the fullness of his power, grace, blessing, so that we are changed more and more into the image of his Son, we must plead with God in Jesus’ name. We must call out for him to hear us for the sake of Christ who is now interceding at his right hand – Rhett Dodson

v/11-18 – The Promised Presence

Promised King 

11/ – One of your sons I will set on your throne / forever (12)


13 – The LORD has chosen Zion, he has desired it for his dwelling place

14 – This is my resting place forever, here I will dwell, for I have desire it.


15 – I will abundantly bless her provisions; I will satisfy her poor with bread

16 – Her priest I will clothe with salvation, and her saints I will shout for joy 


17 – There I will make a horn to sprout for David; I have prepared a lamp for my anointed

18 – His enemies I will clothe with shame, but on him his crown will shine