The Worship Ministry Of Paul
I Chronicles 16:10,11; Psalm 84:1-12
  1. I Chronicles 16:10,11 - Glory ye in His holy name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and his strength, seek His face continually.

    1. 'Glory ye in His holy name:'

      1. Love him - His name stands for Himself.

      2. Love Him.

    2. 'Let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord.'

      1. The heart rejoices - joy comes from the heart.

      2. Let the heart that seeks God rejoice.

      3. 'In His presence is fullness of joy, at His right hand are pleasures evermore' - good reason to rejoice.

    3. 'Seek the Lord and His strength,'

      1. Pursue the Lord - pursue relationship with God.

      2. 'Strength is made perfect in weakness' - His grace is sufficient - pursue His strength not own strength.

      3. Paul teaches relationship with God and how to pursue Him.

    4. 'Seek His face continually.'

      1. Seek,seek,seek - the message of Paul - pursue, pursue, pursue - He is worth it.

      2. Seek His face - relationship with Himself - not His gifts.

      3. And do it continually - don't keep back from God - run right at Him and leap into His arms.

  2. Psalm 84:1 - How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of Host!

    1. 'How amiable are thy tabernacle,'

      1. How lovely is thy house.

      2. How friendly are your houses - people are the house, the tabernacle, of God.

    2. 'O Lord of hosts!'

      1. The Lord is the Lord of hosts.

      2. Hosts - angels.

      3. Hosts - hearts of men.

      4. The Lord is Lord of all.

  3. Psalm 84:2 - My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.

    1. 'My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the Lord:'

      1. Soul - breath, blood - longs for God.

      2. Longs so much that it faints of ever seeing fulfillment.

      3. Paul is to manifest his soul's longing for God and long greatly for Him.

    2. 'My heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.'

      1. The heart cries out for God.

      2. The flesh cries out for God.

      3. The heart, soul, and flesh - all of man's being needs to deeply long for God.

      4. God is a living God - He lives - not an idol - He is personal.

      5. Paul is to manifest his heart's deep longing for God.

      6. Paul is to manifest his body's longing for God.

      7. Paul is to throw his whole being into longing for God and show it to people.

  4. Psalm 84:3 - Yea, the sparrow hath found an house, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young, even thine altars, O lord of hosts, my King, and my God.

    1. Creation has tabernacles - tabernacles for themselves and their families.

    2. But the altar of God is man's tabernacle.

      1. At God's altar is where man needs to live.

      2. At God's altar - His presence - is where life is - relationship to God.

    3. 'O Lord of hosts, my King, and my God.'

      1. All titles - Paul acknowledges titles - shows authority and gives esteem.

      2. Personalizes God - my King and my God.

      3. Paul teaches yielding sovereignty of self to God - God has rights to man's heart.

  5. Psalm 84:4 - Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. Selah.

    1. 'Blessed are they that dwell in thy house;'

      1. It is blessing to live in God's house.

      2. Loving God is the greatest blessing - just knowing Him.

      3. Paul is to teach knowing God and what a blessing it is.

    2. 'They will be still praising thee.'

      1. Once man knows God's love he will praise Him continually for it.

      2. Once man lives in God's presence - his heart will respond with continual praise.

      3. Paul teaches loving God continually.

    3. Selah.

      1. Pause - think about it - what great love is our God - marvelous love.

  6. Psalm 84:5,6 - Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them. Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well; the rain also filleth the pools.

    1. 'Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee;'

      1. Strength 5797 'owz from 5810; strength (force, security, majesty, praise) :- boldness, loud, might, power, strength, strong.

        • 5810 'azaz a prim root; to be stout :- harden, impudent, prevail, strengthen (-self), be strong.

      2. Blessed is the man whose security is in God.

      3. Blessed is the man who knows God loves and accepts him.

      4. Paul teaches the love and acceptance by God of man.

    2. 'In whose heart are the ways of them, who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well;'

      1. Baca - weeping - fig. of sorrow.

      2. Who pass through the valley of mourning, sorrow, death.

      3. Whose heart responds to mourning with a well of tears.

      4. Whose heart knows the ways of passion - pathos - feed on pain.

      5. Well - deep agony.

      6. Paul teaches mourning and passion - agony and ecstasy - depth of feeling.

      7. Love has depth of feeling - Paul manifests Father's love.

      8. 'Blessed are they that mourn - they shall be comforted.'

    3. 'The rain also filleth the pools.'

      1. The passion of the heart fills pools.

      2. The passion is released as rain and can supply water to other dry souls.

  7. Psalm 84:7 - They go from strength to strength, everyone of them in Zion appeareth before God.

    1. Strength 2428 from 2342 a force, whether of men, means, or other resources; an army, wealth, virtue, valor, strength.

      • 2342 prim root, to twist or whirl (in a circular or spiral manner) ie. (spec.) to dance, to writhe in pain (espec. of parturition, travail) or fear; fig. to wait, to pervert :- bear, bring forth, be in pain, travail (with pain), wait carefully (patiently).

      1. They go from virtue to virtue, travail to travail.

    2. Such hearts appear before God - He watches their mourning and guards them in it.

      1. Greater love hath no man than a man lay down his life for his friends.

      2. Paul teaches travail before God.

  8. Psalm 84:7 - O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer: give ear, O God of Jacob. Selah.

    1. Addressing the authority of God - Lord God of Hosts.

    2. Entreating for a hearing of the prayer - begging even.

    3. Give ear - give me your ear God.

    4. God of Jacob - God of the person - God of frail mankind.

    5. Paul entreats God for an audience with Him.

  9. Psalm 84:9 - Behold, O God our shield, and look upon the face of thine anointed.

    1. 'Behold, O God our shield,'

      1. Look upon man - you are our shield.

      2. Look down God.

      3. God is man's protector - especially protecting man from himself.

    2. 'And look upon the face of thine anointed.'

      1. Look face to face - be personal God.

      2. Look on the one you have anointed.

      3. You give anointing - you anoint.

      4. Paul reminds God that He is personal.

      5. Paul reminds God that God is the giver of all power and good gifts.

  10. Psalm 84:10 - For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.

    1. 'For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand.'

      1. One day with God is better than a thousand anywhere else.

      2. One day in His presence cannot be compared with any other pleasure.

    2. 'I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.'

      1. Doorkeepers stand outside the door - are not in the presence of the King.

      2. Rather be a servant outside the court chamber than to live inside the tents of wickedness.

      3. Rather be a servant of God than a master in wickedness.

  11. Psalm 84:11 - For the Lord God is a sun and shield: the Lord will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.

    1. 'For the Lord God is a sun and a shield:'

      1. The sun both hardens and melts - the Lord does both - brings light and heat.

      2. Shield provides protection.

      3. The Lord both brings the trials and shields us in them.

      4. Paul teaches cause and effect - trial and protection in the trial.

    2. 'The Lord will give grace and glory:'

      1. Grace raises a barrier - God Himself.

      2. Glory - grace, esteem, love.

      3. The Lord puts Himself between the trial and man - so that the trial He ordered did what He wanted and not more.

      4. His love for man is the reason for the trial and the barrier.

    3. 'No good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly.'

      1. God is the giver of good things.

      2. He controls when, how, why, what, where, who, receives from His hand.

      3. God determines if something is good for you.

      4. He withholds according to what He sees is good.

      5. Walking uprightly before God gives God the sovereignty over the life.

      6. Walking uprightly means in God's perfect will - doing what He wants.

      7. Paul teaches what walking uprightly before God is all about.

  12. Psalm 84:12 - O Lord of hosts, blessed is the man that trusteth in thee.

    1. Lord of hearts blessed is anyone who gives You his heart to rule.

    2. Trusteth - loves God so much yields sovereignty and keeping of himself to God.

    3. Blessed, very blessed indeed, for relationship with God and knowing His love is the greatest blessing there is.

    4. Paul teaches such trust in God's rule - love and yieldedness.

  13. Paul's worship:

    1. Exalt Father.

    2. Glorifying God.

    3. God's sovereignty - God is King.

    4. Mourning.

    5. Trials and tribulations.

    6. God's love.

    7. God's grace - yieldedness.

    8. Personal relationship with God.

    9. God is protector.

    10. Entreats God's memory.

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