-Theme: Worshiping God in His Temple in Zion. Being a servant of the LORD. The Creator of heaven and earth is Yahweh. Yahweh gives out blessings from His throne.
-Historical Insight: This is the last of the “Songs of Ascent” or “Pilgrim Psalms.” This short stanza is written anonymously, but some have suggested Hezekiah as the worshipful writer of this piece.
-*Application* As servants of the LORD, we are to bless Him in everything that we do. Servants hold a special place in God’s economy and He expects much from them to ensure His blessing upon them (Psalm 119:91, 1 Corinthians 3:5; 4:1, Revelation 10:7). Paul, and all the apostles, routinely called themselves servants, or slaves (doulos), of Christ Jesus. This is how we should approach our ministry unto Him as well. So lift up your hands in praise as well as work; don’t rest them. The time to labor is now for the Kingdom of God. Remember, faith without works is dead and useless (James 2:20, 26). Make sure you’re led by the Spirit of God to accomplish His mission. Then you can expect His rewards that He generously pours out from His throne in Zion. The Creator of heaven and earth deserves your vigor. Serve him gladly and you will reap with joy (Psalm 126:5, 2 Corinthians 9:6, Galatians 6:7-9).
Verse to Memorize: Psalm 134