Originally Posted by thunaer
Thanks for your response.
I started looking for scriptures that support what you said.
Psa 134:1 <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.
Psa 134:2 Lift up your hands in the sanctuary, and bless the LORD.
Psa 134:3 The LORD that made heaven and earth bless thee out of Zion.
If it weren't for the last part of verse 1, you'd think that its something we're all exhorted to do. I'd never noticed the last part of the verse before, but when I read it the obvious question came to mind - who's in the house of the Lord during the nighttime?
According to Matthew Henry:
This psalm instructs us concerning a two-fold blessing: -
I. Our blessing God, that is, speaking well of him, which here we are taught to do, Psa_134:1, Psa_134:2. 1. It is a call to the Levites to do it. They were the servants of the Lord by office, appointed to minister in holy things; they attended the sanctuary, and kept the charge of the house of the Lord, Num_3:6, etc. Some of them did by night stand in the house of the Lord, to guard the holy things of the temple, that they might not be profaned, and the rich things of the temple, that they might not be plundered. While the ark was in curtains there was the more need of guards upon it...