Desire to be in the house of the Lord

Psalm 84 is a very significant Psalm for us, which teaches us how important it was for the psalmist to be in the house of God. Does it matter to us to assemble ourselves in the house of the Lord?

The psalmist opens this psalm with the exclamation: How kind are your dwellings, O LORD of hosts! Is this our exclamation? Without a doubt, the psalmist shows that thirst to be in the house of God and it is not for less that we likewise have the same feeling for being in the house of God. We live in very modern times where many believers are not interested in assemblig. On the other hand, there is also the excuse of work and many other things, but, is our longing to dwell in the house of God?

The psalmist also says: “Blessed are those who dwell in your house, they will perpetually praise you.” The author of this psalm declares that he who dwells in the house of God is a blessed man or woman. Here we can add another bliss: “Blessed is he that dwells in the house of God.” Why is he blessed? It is because he is fulfilling God’s purpose over man, which man himself since Eden has tried to cast aside for his own selfish desires.

It is really blessing to praise God, to belong to a group of people who worship the King of kings, since there are many people who walk in their sin and can not do it. Hallelujah for this.

We conclude with this verse well known to all of us:

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.

Psalm 84: 10

This is our best option: “to live in the house of God” and not only to live but want it. Through this post we invite you to pray to the Lord so that if this desire is not in you, He will put it.

4 thoughts on “Desire to be in the house of the Lord

  • May 27, 2018 at 6:05 am
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    Where do I go if sin is allowed in the house of our GOD?
    To see these things happening hurts.

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  • November 11, 2019 at 1:13 pm
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    Desire to be in the house of the Lord
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    Really, many people today act as if they didn’t need to gather with other people at the Church: they prefer perhaps to meet people elsewhere instead of gathering at the local community.

    But that attitude contrasts with what the psalmist says:
    “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.” Psalm 84: 10

    Pious spiritual people long to be in the courts of the Lord’s house, where they can join others to adore and praise the Lord God, all together.

    They would rather be like a doorkeeper in the temple of God than in other places where the name of the Lord is not named.

    These people refuse to meet wicked men or women who do not love God, nor His Word.

    “And upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them, ready to depart on the morrow; and continued his speech until midnight.” (Acts 20: 7)
    The exhortation is that the people of God should join together on the first day of the week to have the Lord’s Supper.

    “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as you see the day approaching.”
    (Hebrews 10:25)

    The day is approaching: so may we take heed of what our Master—who is light and our Sun—says to his people

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  • November 11, 2019 at 2:56 pm
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    THANK YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST FOR WAKING ME MY MOM MY WIFE UP TO LIVE TO SEE ANOTHER OF YOUR BEAUTIFUL DAY’S THANK YOU JESUS FORGIVING ME YOUR WORDS AND TEACHING OF THE HOLY BIBLE TO READ EVERYDAY THANK YOU JESUS FOR FORGIVING ME OF MY SINS AND SAVING ME I GIVE YOU ALL THE HONOR PRAISE AND GLORY I LOVE YOU LORD JESUS CHRIST IN YOUR NAME I PRAY AMEN AND AMEN.

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