A Psalm of Praise
We once again read a Psalm from the famous group of people that comprise the Sons of Korah. This group of people, in the history of God’s chosen, come from a place of regret. They witnessed in the past the destruction of unfaithfulness of their lineage. This was done in the sight of the whole nation, and they are the last surviving people from that family of Korah. This Psalm is a celebration poem in nature possibly from the realization that God in their lives has given them something to praise.
They begin by praising the Holy dwelling place of God. It is good to note that in the Old Testament, God’s dwelling place was in a location. God’s dwelling places are mentioned in several texts and the people of God often would look to or worship those places. As believers now in the risen savior, we have that dwelling place of God moved from a place to our lives.
The Poem finished off by comparing God’s strength is like that of a flowing spring. They are asking for God’s Spirit to flow near them. Ephesians 2:22 states, “In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” We come to a point of celebration for God is not only a living God but an indwelling God. We can echo the words of the Psalmist when they end with “All my Springs are in you.” It’s no wonder why this Psalm begins with the caption, “Glorious things of you.” God’s Spirit flows within us so that we too can celebrate His goodness.
3 Month Reading Plan - Psalm 86