October 21, 2015: Daily Bible Reading with Commentary for Psalm 122-124
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Context: All three of today’s psalms are psalms of ascents. These are psalms are sung on the way to Jerusalem. Psalm 122 was written by David. It expresses joy at seeing Jerusalem and excitement at going to the temple to worship. Psalm 123 shows the joy at seeing the temple and looks to the future. Psalm 124 was also written by David. It recounts Israel’s past and praises the Lord for saving them.