8 耶和華──萬軍之 神啊，
11 因為耶和華── 神是日頭，
|To the Chief Musician. On an instrument of Gath. A Psalm of the sons of Korah.|
1 How lovely is Your tabernacle,
O LORD of hosts!
2 My soul longs, yes, even faints
For the courts of the LORD;
My heart and my flesh cry out for the living God.
3 Even the sparrow has found a home,
And the swallow a nest for herself,
Where she may lay her young —
Even Your altars, O LORD of hosts,
My King and my God.
4 Blessed are those who dwell in Your house;
They will still be praising You. Selah
5 Blessed is the man whose strength is in You,
Whose heart is set on pilgrimage.
6 As they pass through the Valley of Baca,
They make it a spring;
The rain also covers it with pools.
7 They go from strength to strength;
Each one appears before God in Zion.
8 O LORD God of hosts, hear my prayer;
Give ear, O God of Jacob! Selah
9 O God, behold our shield,
And look upon the face of Your anointed.
10 For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand.
I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
Than dwell in the tents of wickedness.
11 For the LORD God is a sun and shield;
The LORD will give grace and glory;
No good thing will He withhold
From those who walk uprightly.
12 O LORD of hosts,
Blessed is the man who trusts in You!
|詩 Psalm 84:3 萬軍之耶和華──我的王，我的神啊，在祢祭壇那裏，麻雀為自己找著房屋，燕子為自己找著菢雛之窩。 Even the sparrow has found a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young — even Your altars, O LORD of hosts, my King and my God.|
|這是一篇上行詩，是朝聖者往耶路撒冷聖殿的路上唱的歌，充滿了對神和神殿宇的嚮往。詩人是可拉的後裔，聖經記載他們是神殿中的看門者。在這首詩裏，詩人揣摩著朝聖者的心情，想像著走在錫安大道經過流淚谷時的情景，神的祝福像秋雨蓋地般臨到人們，並不扣留一樣好處不給凡倚靠祂的人，構成一幅美麗的圖畫。你我每禮拜天去敬拜神的時候，也應該帶著同樣嚮往神的愉快心情去，行走時便會力上加力，我們也要被稱為有福的。更重要的是詩人說，住在神殿中的便為有福，因為在神的院宇住一日，勝似在別處住千日。我們不僅要上教堂朝見萬軍之耶和華，還要住在基督裏，凡事倚靠祂，並要讚美祂。讚美神，因為在基督裏神為我們預備了一切的豐盛；讚美神，因為基督是那條又真又活通往神的道路；讚美神，因為祂叫我們住在基督裏享受基督；讚美神，因為基督是一切，又在一切之中！||This is a psalm of ascent, a song sung by pilgrims on their ascent to the temple in Jerusalem, full of yearning for God and the house of God. The psalmist was among the sons of Korah, who were doorkeepers in the temple according to the Bible. In this psalm, the psalmist imagines the mood of the pilgrims and the scene of pilgrimage through the Valley of Baca, that the blessings of God showers upon the people, and not a single good thing is withheld from whoever trusts in God, forming a beautiful picture. When you and I worship God every Sunday, we should also carry the same joyful mood of longing for God, then we may go from strength to strength, and we would also be called blessed. More importantly, the psalmist said, blessed are those who dwell in the house of God, because a day in His court is better than a thousand elsewhere. We should not just worship the LORD of hosts in church, but also abide in Christ, trust in Him in all things and praise Him. Praise God, because He has prepared for us all the fullness in Christ; praise God, because Christ is the living and true path leading to God; praise God, because He asked us to abide in Christ to enjoy Christ; praise God, because Christ is all and in all!|