There is no other joy in life than to sense that you are in the presence of God. This presence for God’s people in David’s time was the resting place of the Ark of the Covenant. Your soul is intended to be the resting place for God when you surrender to the Lord Jesus. “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him” (John 14:23).
The psalm makes a list of what not to do, so that you may dwell with God. Pray the list item by item, opening yourself to the immense inner freedom that comes to those whose lives flow in agreement with the list. If anything jolts your spirit, it means that the Lord is convicting you by awakening you to sin. Turn to the Lord in immediate repentance and receive the peace that only God can give.
What are these?
Longing to live in Your tent v. 1
Walking blamelessly with You v. 2
Always speaking with kindness v. 3
Though hurt, standing by the truth v. 4
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