A Song of degrees. Behold, bless ye the LORD, all ye servants of the LORD, which by night stand in the house of the LORD.
We see here:—
I. Jehovah, the fountain of blessing. The love or goodness of God renders Him the source of blessing. There is in God: (1) an infinite capacity to bless; (2) actual blessing according to that capacity.
II. The heavens and the earth are here brought forward as evidence of Divine capacity to bless.
III. The Church is the channel of blessing.
IV. The saints are the means of spreading this blessing, and that, too, by the spirit of blessing.
V. What is involved in the words "The Lord that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion"? It means, The Lord speak comfortably to thee. It means, as expanded in the form given to Aaron, The Lord keep thee; the Lord be thy Shepherd; the Lord restore thy soul when thy spirit wanders; the Lord keep thee in the paths of righteousness for His name's sake.
S. Martin, Westminster Chapel Pulpit, 1st series, No. 17.
Reference: Psalm 134— S. Cox, The Pilgrim Psalms, p. 307.
Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.