Psalm 132 is one of the Songs of Ascent, which were sung by pilgrims on their way to worship at Jerusalem. Verses 7-9 still present a great call to worship for us today:
“Let us go into His dwelling place; let us worship at His footstool.
Arise O LORD, to Your resting place, You and the ark of Your strength.
Let your priests be clothed with righteousness, and let your godly ones sing for joy.”
— Our attitude going to worship should be the same as we read here: we are not just “going to church”, but going to “worship at His footstool”! We are not physically present at a “Temple” or at a literal footstool, but we worship by faith. As you sing and pray today, do it as at the very footstool of God. If you will approach worship with that kind of faith attitude, you will indeed be worshiping at His footstool!
— As we worship, we are not “clothed” in our own “righteousness” — else none of us would be worthy to come. Rather we come clothed in the righteousness given to us by faith in Jesus Christ.
— If you are thus clothed in the righteousness He has given you, and come to worship as at His footstool, then you have every reason to “sing for joy” today!
Hear the Psalmist’s call to worship: “Let us go to His dwelling place”!