Chris K (20 Dec 2012)
"Psalm 84 (as WORSHIP with commentary) post #4"

       Psalm 84

1    How lovely is thy dwelling-place,
          O, JEHOVAH, to me!
     The tabernacles of thy grace
          how pleasant, Lord, they be!
(God is building His own Temple, His own Tabernacle, with His own hands[like Abraham awaited], using these"lively stones" as the building blocks. We are that temple and the new Jerusalem will be fitly formed of the various believers that have "not loved their lives unto death", and "how beautiful are the feet of them", this is grace and beauty unto the Lord and a sight to behold for our God, for our Lord desires greatly to behold her beauty)

2    My thirsty soul longs veh'mently,
          yea faints, thy courts to see:
     My very heart and flesh cry out,
          O living God, for thee.
(Rev 21:2  And I John saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down from God out of heaven, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.)

3    Behold, the sparrow findeth out
          an house wherein to rest;
     The swallow also for herself
          has purchased there a nest;
(many have found their way into the grace that is afforded the "Temple of God" here on earth, and many have bought their way into the gracious blessings of our savior...some unrefined and unwilling to suffer along with their Lord and savior, but still, God lets them have a home in the temple for a time)

     In thine own altars,* where she safe
          her young ones forth may bring,
     O thou almighty Jehovah,
          who art my God and King.
(many daughters of Jerusalem have profaned her tabernacles and her timbers, yet God the Father of all, in Hid GRACE, has shown Himself loving and patient with all)
4    Bless'd are they in thy house that dwell,
          they ever give thee praise.
5    Bless'd is the man whose strength thou art,
          in whose heart are thy ways:
(this is the mark of one who TRUSTS in the Lord: "Rejoicing Praise" and a heart dedicated to walk in the ways of Christ Jesus.)

6    Who passing there through Baca's vale,
          therein do dig up wells;
     Also the rain that falleth down
          the pools with water fills.
(though even having gone through trials and difficulties[much tribulation], still look for and find the "water of life" , and, God blesses them with "the washing of the water of the WORD")

7    So they from strength unwearied go
          still forward unto strength,
     Until in Sion they appear
          before the Lord at length.
(FAITH is the victory and the Lord is our stregnth and with that we will move forward, no matter how afflicted, no matter how difficult, "Rejoicing in His name", until we finally get to "appear" before Him. Luk 21:36  Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.)

8    O, JEHOVAH, my prayer hear;
          O Jacob's God, give ear.
9    See God, our shield, look on the face
          of thine anointed dear.
(when God looks upon the children of FAITH, He only sees the face of His beloved Son, Yeshuah)
10   For in thy courts one day excels
          a thousand; rather in
     In God's house will I keep a door,
          than dwell in tents of sin.

(We are God's "house" and I will keep within me "the door", Christ Jesus is "the door" and avoid anything else)

11   For God the Lord's a sun and shield:
          he'll grace and glory give;
     And will withhold no good from them
          that uprightly do live.
(all Spiritual blessings do belong to the children of HOPE, the progeny of Christ, and the natural outcome of our FAITH will be upright living)

12   O thou that art the Lord of hosts,
          that man is truly blest,
     Who by assured confidence
          on thee alone doth rest.
(Job 13:15  Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: and, I will maintain mine own ways before him.)

      And in thy rest does enter in
          to God's sanctuary,
      there dwelling in Yeshuah's grace
          for all eternity.
(entering into God's rest means ceasing from your own works, and dwelling in FAITH and TRUST and HOPE of His soon return, but until then...REJOICE!)