If you were to ask me what my favorite Psalm is in the Bible, I would reply without hesitation, “Psalm 84!” From the very first verse to the end, this Psalm pulls at me like a long-lost friend who truly understands my inner most desires.
“How lovely is your dwelling place,
O Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, faints
for the courts of the Lord;
my heart and flesh sing for joy
to the living God” (Psalm 84:1-2).
There are so many great lines in this Psalm. While we could pick it apart verse-by-verse, the over-riding theme is of a person on a pilgrimage, a long journey to the Temple of God in Jerusalem. They can see the place of God’s presence in the distance and they know the true beauty of being in an intimate place of worship with the LORD.
On one hand, I am jealous of this pilgrim who is able to worship in the Temple. On the other hand, this pilgrim would be jealous of any believer in our day because we have access to the Father anytime and anyplace. Through Jesus’ death burial and resurrection, we are now able to worship the Lord in Spirit and in Truth!
Are you taking time to be in His presence? You are now the Temple of the Lord. His Spirit is in you… Worship Him and be blessed!
Love to all,
“For a day in your courts is better
than a thousand elsewhere.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalm 84:10).
“O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!” (Psalm 84:12).