Today’s Reading: Jeremiah 23:21‐25:38, 2 Thessalonians 2:1‐17, Psalm 84:1‐12, Proverbs 25:15
Context: David is writing about the house of God. He says later in the Psalm “a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.”
Psalm 84:1-2 “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”
- God’s dwelling place is lovely.
- David’s soul longs for the courts of the Lord.
- His heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.
Today, I will be a pall bearer at my Grandfathers funeral. I want Psalm 84 to be constantly on my mind. Opa knew God – see yesterday’s journal entry – and lived his life looking forward to today. I truly believe this day for him is better than a thousand on earth.
Apply: I want to posture my mind like David and Opa. I want to focus my flesh’s attention and heart’s affection on being with him.
Stop and sing for joy to the living God.