Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms 126
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 126:1-6
A Song of Ascents.
126:1When Jehovah brought back those that returned to Zion,
We were like unto them that dream.
126:2Then was our mouth filled with laughter,
And our tongue with singing:
Then said they among the nations,
Jehovah hath done great things for them.
126:3Jehovah hath done great things for us,
Whereof we are glad.
126:4Turn again our captivity, O Jehovah,
As the streams in the South.
126:5They that sow in tears
shall reap in joy.
126:6He that goeth forth and weepeth,
bearing seed for sowing,
Shall doubtless come again with joy,
bringing his sheaves with him.
August 18, 1929: Psalms 126:1-6
Define the meaning of the word “Zion.” The word “Zion” means spiritual consciousness. Spiritual consciousness is attained by the perfect and abiding union of the mind of man with the one Source of life.
When man looses himself from sense bondage and turns again to Jehovah, what is the result? The lesson text describes man in this state as “like unto them that dream.” His mouth is “filled with laughter” and his tongue “with singing.” His former sins are not “remembered, nor come into mind.”
November 17, 1935: Psalms 126:1-6
The captives returned to Zion, in Judah. What is the significance of this statement? Those who have been in bondage to sense return at last to spiritual consciousness and learn the worth of praise as an aid to constructive thinking.
Is the ascent to spiritual consciousness altogether an uphill climb? In the beginning the journey back to God seems as unreal as a dream. As man's realization of Truth deepens on the way, he is filled with a joy that makes his ascent easy.
Are hardships unknown to man after he once knows the joy of the new life in Christ? Hardships may come to man as he works out his destiny, but as he learns to look more steadily to the Christ within him for light, he gains more and more the consciousness of the overcomer, and leaves hardships behind.
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 12-02-2013