Reading in Psalm 84 this morning, did not get much further than verse 1. It is a good idea when you are struck by a verse in your reading to stop and wonder why; that is what I did this morning.
I ran a search in my Bible program, Logos, on “dwelling AND (God OR Lord)”. That gave me this list:
- Zechariah 2:10 – 11; 8:3
- Romans 8:9
- 1 Corinthians 3:16
- 2 Corinthians 6:15f
- Ephesians 2:22
When I read through those passages I am struck and challenged by this syllogism:
- Where God dwells is lovely
- God dwells with His people
- God’s people are lovely
That is not my consistent response to all of God’s people. I am working through that today. My suspicion is that my response when not aligned with this, is telling me more about me than it is whatever or whoever it is I am seeing as unlovely.
Sometimes I really do not like what I find in the Word.