Why does God make His home among a people, movement or person as He did in Psalm 132,
‘For the Lord has chosen Zion, he has desired it for His dwelling: “This is my resting place … here I will sit enthroned, for I have desired it.”’
It was not that Zion was the only place that mattered to God, but a dwelling place has a special sense of favour.
Why did God choose Zion? It began with David wrestling with God over a prolonged period and at a high cost until the Lord chose to make His home with him.
‘He … made a vow to the Mighty One … I will allow no sleep to my eyes … till I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the mighty one of Jacob.’
Once God was there a movement gathered pace as others were willing to leave home and comfort to go on pilgrimage to Zion,
“Let us go to His dwelling place, let us worship at His footstool.”
They were motivated to worship at God’s footstool, a place of humility.
The movement was maintained as they asked Him to
“Arise, O Lord, and come to your resting place, you and the Arc of your might.”
And as the leaders and people maintained the spiritual state the Lord had led them into,
“May your priests be clothed with righteousness; may your saints sing for joy.”
So, are we willing to wake up and seek God till we find a dwelling for Him?