“LORD, remember David, and all his afflictions: How he sware unto the LORD, and vowed unto the Mighty God of Jacob; Surely I will not come into the tabernacle of my house, nor go up into my bed; I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the LORD, an habitation for the Mighty God of Jacob. Psalm 132:1-5 (KJV)
David’s heart; even when he was facing affliction, and peril from the hands of king Saul; was to have a place for the LORD to dwell. A place in which to place the ark of the covenant which represented the presence of GOD.
The term “Mighty One of Jacob” is last used in Genesis 49:24, and is used twice in these verses.
A lessen of encouragement here: May we as Christians endeavor that the place of God’s abiding be within our hearts. The Ark of God is no longer the ark of the covenant, but the person of the Christ, the Messiah of Israel; and Saviour of the world.
He has always desired to dwell in the hearts of His people. Your heart, my heart; our lives are the place He longs to dwell.
We make His presence, His power, and His glory known by letting Him shine forth from our lives as we go about living in this dark, desperate, dying, world; where its only light is the glory of Jesus Christ.