As we open to the 132nd Psalm we are opening to God’s record of the life of David. We are not sure if David wrote this Psalm or if it was written about him, but we do see the powerful message it contains.
This Psalm is one of a set of 15 called the Psalms of Ascents. These were Psalms for pilgrims walking up to Jerusalem for the three feats each year that God asked for them to celebrate: Passover/Unleavened Bread; First Fruits, and Tabernacles (Exodus 23).
There are also 15 broad steps leading up into the Temple Herod built, which also may have been the place that they Psalms were sung as they ascended into the House of the Lord. Whether both or either of these are the 15 steps or stops used, these Psalms are very much a part of the worship of the Lord.
In Psalm 132 we find an explanation of David’s habits as a young man that fortified him for Goliath, a life of hardship and for being so useful to God.
Psalm 101, 132