Psalms 122

* Esteem for Jerusalem. (1-5) Concern for its welfare. (6-9)1-5 The pleasure and profit from means of grace, should make us

disregard trouble and fatigue in going to them; and we should

quicken one another to what is good. We should desire our

Christian friends, when they have any good work in hand, to call

for us, and take us with them. With what readiness should we

think of the heavenly Jerusalem! How cheerfully should we bear

the cross and welcome death, in hopes of a crown of glory!

Jerusalem is called the beautiful city. It was a type of the

gospel church, which is compact together in holy love and

Christian communion, so that it is all as one city. If all the

disciples of Christ were of one mind, and kept the unity of the

Spirit in the bond of peace, their enemies would be deprived of

their chief advantages against them. But Satan's maxim always

has been, to divide that he may conquer; and few Christians are

sufficiently aware of his designs.
6-9 Those who can do nothing else for the peace of Jerusalem,

may pray for it. Let us consider all who seek the glory of the

Redeemer, as our brethren and fellow-travellers, without

regarding differences which do not affect our eternal welfare.

Blessed Spirit of peace and love, who didst dwell in the soul of

the holy Jesus, descend into his church, and fill those who

compose it with his heavenly tempers; cause bitter contentions

to cease, and make us to be of one mind. Love of the brethren

and love to God, ought to stir us up to seek to be like the Lord

Jesus in fervent prayer and unwearied labour, for the salvation

of men, and the Divine glory
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