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God's House is Better

Psalms 84:9-12 :

Behold, God our shield,
look at the face of your anointed.
For a day in your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
For Yahweh God is a sun and a shield.
Yahweh will give grace and glory.
He withholds no good thing from those who walk blamelessly.
Yahweh of Armies,
blessed is the man who trusts in you.



Israel was anointed by God to be His people. This song calls on God to be a shield to them as they walk in a way that is worthy of His protection, that is, it calls on God to help them when they walk "blamelessly." That may be a bit difficult for those of us with heavy training in the New Testament, and perhaps weaker training in the Old Testament. How can a sinner ever be blameless? Well, we actually know the answer. When a person accepts Jesus' death for them, they are then forgiven. That's the same as it was for Israel. The only way that they could ever be blameless was to bring the appropriate sacrifices at the appropriate times. Those sacrifices merely pointed to Jesus' death. It really is the same thing. In fact, we learned that everything in the temple was symbolic of Jesus.


People living in the world today cannot expect God to be a protection to them if they refuse to accept Jesus. Once they do, they can expect God to not only protect them, but to shine down on them like the sun, with His favor. We all have one choice. We can live our lives in God's house, or we can live somewhere else. After we choose God, we discover that there never was any other way to truly be happy.






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