Song of Praise and Prayer for Jerusalem
A Song of Ascents; of David.
122:1I was glad when they said unto me,
122:2Our feet are standing
Within thy gates, O Jerusalem,
that is compact together;
122:4Whither the tribes go up,
even the tribes of Jehovah,
122:5For there are set thrones for judgment,
They shall prosper that love thee.
122:7Peace be within thy walls,1
And prosperity within thy palaces.
122:8For my brethren and companions' sakes,
I will now say, Peace be within thee.
I will seek thy good.
- Peace be within thy walls. “When you want peace of mind get away from things,” counseled Emmet Fox, “and dwell upon the Presence of God instead.”
Your palace is your own consciousness. The walls spoken of in this Bible verse are invisible, but just as real as any stone wall. Your walls are your convictions of Truth which protect you from the negative suggestions that are broadcast all around you. Have a conviction of peace, entertain ideas of peace, seek to be a peace—giver to your world.
God does not withhold your good, but neither does [God] force any good upon you. Instead, you must cultivate within yourself the equivalent of what you desire to be made manifest in your life, whether it is peace, joy, prosperity, health, advancement, or whatever good you seek.
First, know that it is your birthright to claim your good.
Second, prepare for that good by building the equivalent of the good you seek into your own consciousness.
Third, be grateful for the good you seek even before you receive it.
As you practice these steps, you will have peace and prosperity within the walls of your own consciousness.
Affirm now with feeling: I prepare for my good by being grateful for it now.
Fillmore Study Bible annotations by Mark Hicks
Following Entry: Rom. 2