Psalm 84 – Yearning for connection
V.2 seems set the tone of this psalm, where the Psalmist is yearning, even fainting for the courts of the Lord. As I was thinking about this it occurred to me that he was actually yearning to connect with God which comes out in the second half of the verse, “my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God”. I suspect his preferred spiritual pathway (see post about Psalm 57) is public worship (through singing, music etc.). This is easy for me to identify with because I too like to connect with God this way. But it got me wondering how those who prefer other ways of connecting with God experience this yearning? Actually I thought it may be easier for someone who prefers to connect with God through study or nature or solitude, since these pathways don’t need other people quite as much.
v.10 I remember reading this verse when I was quite a young Christian and thinking, yes I don’t mind how humble a place I have as long as it is in God’s kingdom.
V.11 Sometime I think we disqualify ourselves for the blessing of this verse by saying but my walk isn’t blameless. But Christians are in Christ and Christ is blameless. God wants to give us good things, let’s be open to His blessings.
During this next week I’ll be looking at Psalm 90. I’ll post about it next Thursday