Study Guide – Psalm 132:1-5


1 Lord, remember David
    and all that he suffered.
2 He made a solemn promise to the Lord.
    He vowed to the Mighty One of Israel,
3 “I will not go home;
    I will not let myself rest.
4 I will not let my eyes sleep
    nor close my eyelids in slumber
5 until I find a place to build a house for the Lord,
    a sanctuary for the Mighty One of Israel.” NLT

Study verses 1-5. From what you know of his story,what did David suffer in his attempt to establish Jerusalem as the sight for the Temple?


What insight do these verses give us concerning David’s determination to build a sanctuary for the Lord?


Does the Lord need a “sanctuary”? Why would the Lord be willing to have a “house” with Israel? Explain your thoughts.


What connections to Jesus are in this passage?

::::: DIGGING DEEPER :::::

If you want to study more about the background of David’s desire to build a Temple for the Lord, see 2 Samuel 7 and also Acts 7:46-50.



David’s commitment to serving the Lord set the trajectory of his life. What commitment(s) to the Lord have you made? Does this commitment impact your daily routines and your long term goals? Take a moment to pray about this before moving on to the rest of your priorities today.

Ken Castor

Ken Castor is a husband, dad, pastor, writer and teacher. He serves as a professor at Crown College, Minnesota, where he equips students to pursue Jesus-Centered Faith and Next Generation Ministry. For 20+ years he's focused on equipping the next generations in places like the U.S., Canada, and Northern Ireland. He's the author of Grow Down (Simply Youth Ministry, 2014), Make a Difference (Broadstreet, 2016), the Blue-Letters Editor of the Jesus-Centered Bible (Group, 2015) and numerous other articles and Bible Study guides. But, whenever possible, he gets down on the floor and builds Lego with his kids. Connect with him @kencastor.

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