How Lovely is your Dwelling Place – Psalm 84 NIV 2 Minute Devotional

Psalm 84:1 How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD Almighty! 2 My soul yearns, even faints, for the courts of the Lord; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God. 3 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may have her young— a place near your altar, O LORD Almighty, my King and my God. 4 Blessed are those who dwell in your house; they are ever praising you. “Selah”The Psalmist must have found great comfort in God’s house. He delighted being there among others who were offering their praises up to the Lord.

The passion of the Psalmist for God’s house and presence is truly amazing. His flesh cries out for the living God! He desires a place near the alter. He wants to be among those who are praising God, who enjoy God’s blessing.

Such passion for God shames me, but it also inspires me. I am ashamed because I don’t desire God’s house and people as I should. I am inspired because I want to do better, I need to do better.

Dear Lord, Please give me a renewed passion for your church and your people. Let the gathering of the congregation be my desire and my joy. Amen.

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Below is an extra treat! The Sons of Korah have put Psalm 84 to music. Listen to a sample below and purchase your own copy at the iTunes store by clicking on the button.

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