How lovely are your dwelling places [Psalms]

November 4, 2009

Ps 84

This Psalm of the sons of Korah (gatekeepers of the temple, the choir of Heman, and descendants of the rebellious Korah of Num 16) is one that expresses the longing of the psalmist for the blessing of abiding with God always in the temple and even more importantly of knowing the God of the temple. He speaks of ‘the anointed’ who appears to be held far away from this place of delight – possibly the king captive in Babylon – and extols the virtues of knowing God in the heart which overcomes any such captivity.

Read the notes while you listen.


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