Notes on Psalm 84
1 To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
Amiable (H3039) loved
Tabernacle (H4908) residence … dwelling
2 My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
Do I long to be with God? Do I cry out for Him?
3 Yea, 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.
I can find comfort in the shadows of the Great IAM
4 Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
Blessed (H835) happiness
Want to be blessed? Dwell with God and praise Him for His greatness.
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.
Be strengthen by God and keep your heart in His ways.
6 Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools. 7 They go from strength to strength, every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.
“Though they pass through this barren and desert place, they would not fear evil, knowing that thou wouldst supply all their wants; and even in the sandy desert cause them to find pools of water, in consequence of which they shall advance with renewed strength, and shall meet with the God of Israel in Zion.” – Adam Clarke
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.
God hears when we call on Him in prayer.
9 Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.
King David is saying, “Look on me, O Lord I am anointed by you.”
10 For 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.
One day with God is better than a thousand with the world. Just “keeping” the door of God is better than living in wickedness.
11 For 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.
God is our light and protection. He will give grace (H2580 kindness, favor …) and glory (H3519 … splendor…glory, honor) and will not withhold anything from me when I walk uprightly (H8549 entire … integrity, truth…)
12 O LORD of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.
I will be blessed (happy) when I trust (H982 … be confident or sure) in God.
Psalm 84 (KJV)Have a blessed day,