The author is in love with the LORD God, and radiates joy He yearns for more of God. He says God will withhold no good thing from those who love him.
For the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm by the sons of Korah.
How lovely are your dwellings. Have you beheld the dwelling of the LORD? It is within you:
Psalm 84:1. How lovely are your dwellings, LORD of Hosts!
Matthew 10:7. As you go, preach, saying, ‘The Kingdom of Heaven is at hand!’
Luke 17:21. neither will they say, ‘Look, here!’ or, ‘Look, there!’ for behold, God’s Kingdom is within you.”
VERSE 2. My soul longs, and even faints for the courts of the LORD. My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
ICEL translation: “My soul is longing and yearning, is yearning for the courts of the Lord.”
My heart and my flesh cry out. The author was joyful! He made his joy shine.
Matthew 5:16. Even so, let your light shine before men; that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father who is in heaven.
cry out for the living God. The author cries out for more of the LORD in his life.
VERSE 3. Yes, the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young, near your altars, LORD of Hosts, my King, and my God.
Blessed are those who dwell in your house. The writer of the Psalm found joy in being “saved.” Do you? God reached out to you personally.
Blessed are those whose strength is in you. The author knew the miracle power of God. This made him joyful.
VERSE 6. Passing through the valley of Weeping, they make it a place of springs. Yes, the autumn rain covers it with blessings.
Passing through the valley of Weeping. Even when the author didn’t feel joyful, he found ways to make himself joyful anyway.
VERSE 10. For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
VERSE 11. For the LORD God is a sun and a shield. The LORD will give grace and glory. He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly. That is, “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly” (KJV translation).
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