I am so uplifted by Psalm 84 today! Yesterday was my birthday and I was crazy busy from the time I woke up, until I sat down on my couch at 8:30 last night. I think I was asleep by 9:30. Good thing I DVR'd CSI.
After that last few Psalms of crying out to God, this one is all praise to him. I know of songs that were wrote because of inspiration of this chapter and I love that. Another Bible verse or two, I can say I know.
I love the tenth verse. I would rather be the doorman for God's house, than a visitor in an evil man's tents. That is so true. To be the lowest on the totem pole in heaven is still better than climbing the ladder of deceit.
1 How lovely is your dwelling place,
2 My soul yearns, even faints,
for the courts of the LORD;
my heart and my flesh cry out
for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
and the swallow a nest for herself,
where she may have her young—
a place near your altar,
LORD Almighty, my King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house;
they are ever praising you.
5 Blessed are those whose strength is in you,
whose hearts are set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baka,
they make it a place of springs;
the autumn rains also cover it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength,
till each appears before God in Zion.
8 Hear my prayer, LORD God Almighty;
listen to me, God of Jacob.
9 Look on our shield, O God;
look with favor on your anointed one.
10 Better is one day in your courts
than a thousand elsewhere;
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
than dwell in the tents of the wicked.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
the LORD bestows favor and honor;
no good thing does he withhold
from those whose walk is blameless.
12 LORD Almighty,
blessed is the one who trusts in you.