Sunday Morning Scripture – Psalm 84

Longing for the Temple Worship

To the Chief Musician; set to a [1]Philistine lute. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.

1 How lovely are Your dwelling places, O Lord of hosts! My soul (my life, my inner self) longs for and greatly desires the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh sing for joy to the living God.

3 The bird has found a house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young—even Your altars, O Lord of hosts, my King and my God.

4 Blessed and greatly favored are those who dwell in Your house and Your presence; they will be singing Your praises all the day long. Selah.

5 Blessed and greatly favored is the man whose strength is in You, in [2]whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6 Passing through the Valley of Weeping ([3]Baca), they make it a place of springs; the early rain also covers it with blessings.

7 They go from strength to strength [increasing in victorious power]; each of them appears before God in Zion.

8 O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; listen, O God of Jacob! Selah.

9 See our shield, O God, and look at the face of Your anointed [the king as Your representative].

10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather stand [as a doorkeeper] at the threshold of the house of my God than to live [at ease] in the tents of wickedness.

11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield; The Lord bestows grace and favor and honor; no good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly.

12 O Lord of hosts, how blessed and greatly favored is the man who trusts in You [believing in You, relying on You, and committing himself to You with confident hope and expectation].

Psalm 84:1-12 (AMP)

Footnotes

  1. Psalm 84:1 A technical musical term, meaning uncertain.
  2. Psalm 84:5 Lit their.
  3. Psalm 84:6 Possibly a kind of plant.

Published by Unapologetically Marcia

I am BEAUTIFUL. I radiate BEAUTY, CHARM and GRACE. I am EXACTLY where I am SUPPOSED TO BE. I am FEARFULLY and WONDERFULLY made. I am INTELLIGENT. I am MADE IN HIS IMAGE. I am STRONG. I am the WOMAN GOD ORDAINED ME TO BE. I am UNAPOLOGETICALLY MARCIA

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