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Glory, Dwelling, Land-Explore the theological implications of the Glory of Yahweh dwelling among his people from Psalm 85.
|Issue Date: ||2015-08-13T07:25:01Z (UTC)
Psalm 85 is a group lament. The exiles of Israel experienced God's deliverance, yet they still feel the immediate difficulties, and God’s anger does not seem to completely disappear. They pray for God's salvation, so that they might have life. Yahweh conveys the message of peace to the community of faith through the role of a prophet or a priest. The glory of Yahweh will also dwell on the land. In the history of salvation, the glory of Yahweh dwelt in the tabernacle and the temple. Yahweh's glory dwelling in the land is likely to mean the rebuilding of the temple, similar to how the first temple was filled with the glory of Yahweh. Ezekiel referred to Yahweh’s glory because His glory left when Israel sinned. Psalm 85 is a response to the dwelling glory, the glory of Yahweh to return to the temple.
When referring to glory and dwelling, one must not ignore Jewish theology’s Shekinah (שכינה) concept. Shekinah is a combination of "the glory of Yahweh" and "dwelling" in Jewish theology which represents Yahweh lives with us. After the destruction of the Temple, and in the midst of exile, God is still living with his people, He has not left because of the destruction of the temple and returned to heaven. He is with the Israelites even in exile, even in a heathen land.
Group lamentations and faith groups pray for salvation to come from Yahweh. From the of the Shekinah group, Yahweh has been living with his people, he did not leave because "the glory dwells upon the land" is actually an answer that has yet to be revealed, Yahweh was already with his people before they prayed for salvation. Salvation has long been ready to give to his people.
Glory dwells upon the land," this theological implications that Yahweh lives with His people. While the "dwelling" is a dynamic nature, the living God is not to be immobilized in a certain place, but the infinite God, capable of living on limited land, and the glory of Yahweh is an expectation for the temple. Righteousness becomes Yahweh’s messenger and prepares the way for Yahweh. In the end, the glory of Yahweh will be a comprehensive expansion in all the earth, it will expand from the land to the whole earth, and all will be filled with honor.
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