The Psalms of Ascents (Psalms 120-134) were sung by Israelites as they made their way to Jerusalem for the annual feasts of Passover, Pentecost, and Tabernacles. As pilgrim songs, they provide a way for believers to express their fears, needs, and aspirations as they journey through this life.
These psalms are also the songs of Jesus. In Marching to Zion you will discover how these ancient songs of Israel affect our faith today, point us to the future, and help keep our eyes on Christ every step of the way.
Table of Contents
|1||Fighting the Good Fight—Psa 120||1|
|2||The Pilgrim’s Assurance—Psa 121||21|
|3||O Jerusalem!—Psa 122||37|
|4||Look Heavenward, Christian!—Psa 123||51|
|5||What If …?—Psa 124||67|
|6||Like Zion—Psa 125||83|
|7||Already, but Not Yet—Psa 126||99|
|8||Empty and Full—Psa 127||115|
|9||Your Blessed Life Now—Psa 128||131|
|10||God’s Victory over Evil—Psa 129||147|
|11||Out of the Depths—Psa 130||163|
|13||Seeking God’s Presence—Psa 132:1-10||199|
|14||Experiencing God’s Presence—Psa 132:11-18||213|
|15||The Beauty of Unity—Psa 133||229|
|16||Blessing Given and Received—Psa 134||243|
About the Author
Rhett Dodson is the pastor of Grace Presbyterian Church (PCA) in Hudson, Ohio. He previously served as an associate pastor and seminary professor. He and his wife Theresa live in Hudson.
Rhett became a Christian when he was a teenager. Following this he went on to study at Bob Jones University and earned a B.A. and M.A. in Bible and a Ph.D. in Old Testament Interpretation. His dissertation was entitled Discerning Truths of Holiness: The Theology and Message of Leviticus 11-15. He then studied apologetics at Westminster Theological Seminary. He is currently researching for a second PhD, this one in New Testament, with Theologische Universiteit Kampen in The Netherlands.