Scripture Meditation by RunHoly on Psalm 84:3,5
It’s funny the things you notice when you meditate on scripture. Things that you never noticed before…like the fact that the sentence begun in verse 3 ends after “my king and my god”. Why is the author addressing the Lord of Heavens armies and talking about birds nesting? I mean I could understand starting the verse about strength with the warrior king address, yet it’s with the birds verse.
A Home Near His Altar
Is my home at a place near his altar-both in the literal and figurative sense. I mean do I raise my young and go about my day staying aware that I am in and pursuing constant connection to His presence. Am I ruling and raising both my children and my own soul with His kingship in mind. Am I turning the attention of my heart and the hearts of my children toward worship at every small opportunity?
I missed an opportunity earlier. A frog (or toad-I’m not sure the difference) leapt a good 4 feet in one jump. That was an opportunity to direct my children’s awe back to God, the maker of heaven and earth and frogs (or toads). Our souls long to be drawn upward. It just takes a delicate touch to direct them like softly touching a balloon toward the sky. We can consistently keep our souls in that heavenly realm with these sorts of practical touches.
It’s in the place of his altar, a place of praise and awe, a place of connection to Him and to heaven that we and our “nests” and “young” are kept safe and at perfect peace behind the Lord of Heaven’s armies, who is also OUR King and OUR God.
The Altar of Self
I learned this lesson this past weekend. I had been making my soul’s nest near the altar of Lauren. It started with a tooth ache. Soon the pain and self-pity had me googling things, searching for answers, and thinking only of myself and my well being. Once on that path, it’s difficult to steer off the selfishness course.
The altar of self is NOT a safe place to be.
The weekend culminated in me losing my temper over something irrational and being trapped in a needless storm of anger.
Had I set my my mind on a pilgrimage, on the things above, on His word, well I (and my family/young and nest/home) would have been protected and kept in perfect peace.
Tapestry of Revelation Truth
You will keep in perfect peace all who trust in you, all whose thoughts are fixed on you!
When I meditate on one verse I often think of other verses like the verse above. It’s crazy how all the different verses are interconnected. The Spirit weaves a beautiful tapestry of revelation truth when we have meditated upon and deposited so many into our heart’s scripture reservoir.
Psalm 84 For This Season
I pray this blessed you. I’m excited to share the rest of this meditation in psalm 84 with you. I feel it is a psalm for such a time as this. It’s a psalm for the season we are leaving and the new one we are entering.