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Psalm 84

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In Jewish life at this time, pilgrimages to the tabernacle were much anticipated. Here we have a beautiful summation of one pilgrim’s experience, as he rhapsodizes about dwelling in God’s house: Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.(v4) And: For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.(v10)
Try meditating on hanging out with God in his abode! Imagine a palace room unlike any other; fountains, columns, a mighty chorus of angels, a rushing river of life, galaxies hanging like chandeliers, and of course God on a huge gold throne in the middle, radiating light brighter than the sun, but you can look forever.

1{To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah.} How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
2My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
3Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O LORD of hosts, my King, and my God.
4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
5Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
6Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.
7They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
8O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
9Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
10For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
12O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

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