Psalm 84:1 – How Lovely is the Lord’s Dwelling Place

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”

Observations:

  • 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.

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