Let us worship in duty, delight, and action.
Even though we are all too familiar with dissatisfaction and longing we often forget the end of the journey. The Psalms of Ascent begin here but they end with Psalm 134 – glory and worship in the presence of the Lord.
It is not hard to see where the opening line of Watts’ carol comes from – Joy to the world! Joy jumps from every line of the Psalm.
Productive patience sounds like a contradiction. But in fact it is one of the hallmarks of faith. Productive patience isn’t passive resignation, its active trust.
God cannot tire of us coming to him to find rest because he knows nothing else will do.
This Psalm is a song about how the chase for contentment can begin to come to an end.
An invitation for the lowly in heart to find the same refuge the psalmist found.