“For the LORD has chosen Zion; he has desired it for his dwelling place: "This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell” (132:13-14). One of the greatest promises in the Bible is God’s intention to live among His people. Before Christ, Zion/Jerusalem was God’s chosen place, and King David’s greatest longing was to be part of building the Temple and housing the ark (132:1-5). Zion symbolizes all our hopes, because in God’s presence, there is joy, salvation, provision, and abundance (v15-16).
Through Jesus, Zion and the Temple are open. We have the privilege of entering God’s holy presence with Christ (Hebrews 10:19-22). "Let us go to his dwelling place; let us worship at his footstool!" (132:7).