The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God

The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God by Karen Jurgens
Who desires God’s blessings today? Let’s come together in His house for spiritual refreshment.
How lovely is Your tabernacle,
Lord of hosts!
My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the Lord;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
Even the sparrow has found a home,
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.
Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You.
Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage?
As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.
They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion.
Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob!
God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
The Lord will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
O Lord of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You! ~ Psalm 84 NKJV

4 thoughts on “The Blessedness of Dwelling in the House of God

  1. A reminder each day is “… blessed is the man who trusts in You.” One of my favorite Psalms to reflect upon whom God is my friend. Thank you so much for sharing the blessings of His goodness and glory with me today.

    • It reminds me of the song, “‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word…how I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er…oh for grace to trust Him more.” He is a wonderful Friend! Thanks, J.D. Have a blessed day of rest.

  2. I would have to say the first 6 lines.
    I’m on a new mission of praising and praying throughout the day. That includes every time I wake up and well.
    This is my declaration that my thoughts will stay pure and hold my tongue. I’m even learning to filter out negative comments from my spouse.
    Thank you for such an inspiring post.

    • What a noble mission, dear Sandra. You are truly an inspiration to me. Meditation on these psalms brings us new strength and encouragement every day. May the Lord bless you richly, sweet friend.

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