In Psalm 84 David shares his heart about being in God’s house. He starts out saying how lovely His tabernacle is. Its memory is lovely, its vision to the eye, to the memory, to the heart. Spurgeon says, "Earth contains no sight so refreshing to us as the gathering of believers for worship.”
David goes on to say that his soul longed for the courts of the Lord. His heart and flesh cried out for the living God. There are those believers that have to be begged to be in God’s house, but David is crying out for it. He longed to be with God’s people. He wanted to meet with His God there in that tabernacle. What is your attitude about being in church faithfully? Are you there out of obligation? Spurgeon says, “True subjects love the courts of their king.” Do you go when it fits into your schedule? Do you go looking to meet with God? Do you stay long enough after a service to be able to fellowship with God’s people? The people that head out the door as soon as the service is over miss out on a great blessing – fellowship! It’s during the times of standing around afterwards that you can learn of the burdens and blessings of the other members. You understand how you can serve them and pray for them that week.
Oh, the sweetness of God’s house! Truly, “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee.” If you were in the service Sunday night, I’m sure you’re still praising God for the sweetness of the time of worship that we shared together. How lovely are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts!
P.S. Remember BCBC members, our mid-week service is tonight instead of Wednesday night. See you there!