A busy person writes these words. I came to see that my relationship to my Lord Jesus Christ, with
the passing years, had eroded away something like a marriage gone humdrum. What did I do when
I found a little pocket of spare time, on a Sunday, or a holiday? I couldn’t wait … More
In this psalm we have a picture of Heaven and home. Let us see what it has to say to us pilgrims in the world , but heading for home. You no doubt have heard it said, “Home is where the heart is.” The Psalmist longed for God.
The desire of the Psalmist -
The declaration of the Psalmist - Those who dwell in the house of the Lord will have:
The decision of the Psalmist -
Would you rather spend one day in God’s presence or 1000 days in His absence - Verse 10. I am very thankful that I can experience the Lord’s direction as I meditate on His Word each day.
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. Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, at your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise! Blessed are those whose strength is in you, in whose heart are the highways to Zion. As they go through the Valley of Baca they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with pools. They go from strength to strength; each one appears before God in Zion. O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer; give ear, O God of Jacob! Behold our shield, O God; look on the face of your anointed! 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. For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor. No good thing does he withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, blessed is the one who trusts in you!
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Psalms 81:1-16Definite Desire For Deliverance
Psalms 82:1-8Justice Over The Judges
Psalms 83:1-18Peace in The Midst of Persecution And Pressures
Psalms 84:1-12Devotion in The House of God
Psalms 85:1-13God Never Gives Up On Us
Psalms 86:1-17David Prays For Protection From Enemies
Psalms 87:1-7Jerusalem – City of God