PSALM 84 - Dwelling Places 25 Jan 2020
The dwelling place of bees is a hive. The dwelling place of God may be a tabernacle (tent) of a temple.
My Dwelling Place
I like my dwelling place to be a place of love and friendship. Tonight I attended an evening with charismatic worship, teaching and ministry. The team which prayed for me, prayed for a deep friendship with Jesus. And that as basis for friendship with more people. In other words, they prayed that Jesus shall be my teacher in friendship.
Holy Spirit, please guide me in sharing my daily business with Jesus, so that He may be my friend more and more. I like to dwell with Jesus, whatever the place may be.
1 [For the choirmaster. On the . . . of Gath.
Of the sons of Korah. Psalm]
How lovely are your dwellingplaces, Yahweh Sabaoth.
2 My whole being yearns and pines for Yahweh's courts,
My heart and my body cry out for joy to the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
the swallow a nest to place its young:
your altars, Yahweh Sabaoth, my King and my God.
4 How blessed are those who live in your house;
they shall praise you continually. Pause
5 Blessed those who find their strength in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of the Balsam,
they make there a water-hole,
and -- a further blessing -- early rain fills it.
7 They make their way from height to height,
God shows himself to them in Zion.
8 Yahweh, God Sabaoth, hear my prayer,
listen, God of Jacob. 9 God, our shield, look,
and see the face of your anointed.
10 Better one day in your courts
than a thousand at my own devices,
to stand on the threshold of God's house
than to live in the tents of the wicked.
11 For Yahweh God is a rampart and shield,
he gives grace and glory;
Yahweh refuses nothing good to those whose life is blameless.
12 Yahweh Sabaoth, blessed is he who trusts in you.
Excerpt from THE NEW JERUSALEM BIBLE, copyright (c) 1985 by
Darton, Longman & Todd, Ltd. and Doubleday, a division
of Penguin Random House, Inc. Reprinted by Permission.
Dwelling place of bees