Psalm 84

Posted: September 9, 2013 in Uncategorized
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“Better is one day in your courts than thousands elsewhere.”
David is not in God’s courts when he writes this. He starts the psalm ‘My soul yearns for the courts of the Lord.” and “Even the sparrow has found a home.”
We often sing this psalm joyously, but I think it is a lament. David’s “heart and flesh cry out for the living God.”
If this was written as a lament, is it right for us to turn it into praise? Can David’s lament be our praise? Should we be maintaining the intent of the author when we sing his psalms?



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