Margin notes: True blessedness

Psalm 65:4 (ESV) ā€” 4 Blessed is the one you choose and bring near, to dwell in your courts! We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house, the holiness of your temple!

The great object in salvation is, God’s restoring us to Himself. He chooses us to bring us near. To dwell in His courts. To enter into a full and intimate relationship.

To be “saved” and to live life apart from Him as though He is just a distant deity is to fail to enter into salvation at all. He chooses us, that He might bring us near. And not just for a one-time audience, or in certain seasons, but to dwell in His courts. And it is only as we take this up and pursue it that we can find the satisfaction our souls long for. Only in dwelling with Him, can we grow to be happiest with the goodness of His house, and the holiness of His Temple. If we are dissatisfied with God, it is not because we have found something lacking in Him. It is because we have not had enough of Him yet.

Heavenly Father, grant me an appetite that refuses to be satisfied with anything else but the goodness of your house and the holiness of your temple. Grant a holy discontent with everything and anything other than these. With anything less than You in all of your glory. For that alone is true blessedness.

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