Eternal Blessedness

Psalm 134:1-3

BY She Reads Truth

Scripture Reading: Psalm 134

The Christian life is a climb—a journey of constant growth, sacrifice, and trusting God for what we cannot see. As Eugene Peterson said, we are pilgrims, but we are also disciples—always moving and always learning. The Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134) were sung by worshipers as they made the journey up to Jerusalem for the annual feasts. In this 3-week reading plan, we are digging into these traveling songs with the help of short summary essays and thoughtful, reflective questions for each psalm. Take your pack on your shoulder and walk with us as we pursue God together.


Psalm 134 (CSB)
A song of ascents.

1 Now bless the LORD,
all you servants of the LORD
who stand in the LORD’s house at night!
2 Lift up your hands in the holy place
and bless the LORD!

3 May the LORD,
Maker of heaven and earth,
bless you from Zion.


A Song of Invitation to Bless the Lord
The pilgrim-disciple invites the other pilgrim-disciples—people whose lives are a journey, but not without a guide—to bless the Lord, lifting holy hands in praise together.

This song is an invitation to bless God—to worship with one voice. We have come from all kinds of places, through all sorts of experiences, trials, joys, and sufferings, but we’re here now. Hear the invitation. Worship the Lord.

1. How do you most often respond to invitations? Do you typically say yes or no when you’re invited to something unfamiliar? Why?

2. Where in your life are you looking at God’s instruction, like this invitation to worship, and wondering if it is really what you need? What fatherly commands has He given you that you turn away either because you don’t like them or don’t understand them?

3. What would it look like for you to say yes to the invitation offered in Psalm 134? Where and when should a person respond to this call to worship?


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54 thoughts on "Eternal Blessedness"

  1. Molly Gilbane says:

    The Lord has placed it on my heart to find a new church. To get outside of my comfort zone and take that leap. To trust Him. Lord, please lead us exactly where we are meant to go. Please open our hearts and minds to new experiences and traditions. Please give me the courage to connect and to lead.

    1. Melanie Talbert says:

      Same. Sometime it’s an adventure, other times it’s rather lonely and strange. I miss the church I’d been a part of for so long, especially now when church are all online and time with people is 6ft away, if at all. I’ll be praying for you, Molly.

  2. Melody says:

    If if I were to say yes to a specific invitation from God it would be laying down control. I like to plan things, I like to check all my boxes off in a nice orderly way. I like feeling like I’m managing my life well. But sometimes God might ask me to go a way I don’t understand or even harder, he might ask me to wait on something I’d planned. I’m pretty bad at waiting. I must recall “his ways are higher than my ways and his thoughts higher than my thoughts.” (Isaiah 55:8-9.) He knows best, I surrender control.

  3. Beck says:

    Praise and thanksgiving is sometimes all we can muster up to do when we are in the darkest valleys and it is what we must recall to do in these dark times or the enemy will take camp in our hearts. God will bless you with his peace, his strength and his love as we sing out to him.
    This is something that I’ve held close these last few months, even though the fog has been thick, still I have felt the comfort of my heavenly dad and he has been faithful.

  4. Heather says:

    Is there a Day 20? It’s not showing on my app

    1. Christina says:

      It’s not showing up online either.

      1. Lily says:

        There’s the usual Grace Day edition but it’s not showing up online. It is only showing up in the email if you’re subscribed.

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