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Blessed is the Man Whose Strength is in Thee

Psalms 84:1-12
(1) To the chief Musician upon Gittith, A Psalm for the sons of Korah. How amiable are thy tabernacles, O LORD of hosts!
(2) My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.
(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.
(4) Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.
(5) Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

  • Look at the wording here is these first few verses:
  • vs. 1 How amiable (beloved) are thy tabernacles(dwelling places)
  • vs. 2 My soul longeth and fainteth for the courts(enclosed yard, village) of the Lord:
  • vs. 3-4 Blessed are they that dwell (sit down, resting) in thy house.
  • vs. 5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in Thee.

Here we have the Psalmist (most likely King David) showing us his heart for the Lord. This is the same David that killed the bear, lion, and Goliath. He was a mighty man, even from his youth. He is not worried about coming off as weak or puny in this Psalm, for he knew that his strength really is in the Lord!

O that we could have the security and love for the Lord to not be afraid of our perceived appearance when we cry to God…when we declare our need on Him and in Him. There is something very real about a Christian who is not afraid to declare his or her dependence on the Almighty God!

I believe that King David probably had the most battles and victories recorded in the Bible, over every other king of Israel. I believe one of the main reasons for all of his victories are found here in the book of Psalms. He was a mighty man, a battle tested man, and tough man, sure, but the keys to his victories are found in declaring and having his love and dependence on Jehovah God!

We live in a day when we (generally speaking) as Christians get bored quickly with something that we have done before or heard before. In that boredom, we miss one of the great keys to having victories throughout our lives…that is a continual and regular declaring of our dependence on the Almighty God…and not just the declaring, but meaning it as well! Staying dependent on God through prayer, worshipping Him in the beauty of Holiness, and reading His Everlasting Word! That is the key to continued and long-lasting victory in our life!

How good are you at continuing to love God, depend on God, worship God, and being consistent, even when our flesh grows tired or bored with doing the same things over and over? Let’s all be challenged to keep our love and dependence on the Almighty, Jehovah God!


April 23, 2020 - Posted by | Coronovirus, Covid-19, Devotional, Madison Street Baptist Church

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