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The Blessed of Psalm 84 by Pastor Melissa Scott

Let’s look at a chapter that I hope will become the place we will
go to again and again, because your own stage of growth determines
what you receive. It is the kind of chapter that is inexhaustible. I am not
here to just preach sermons; we are here to do a work of God together. I
am only beginning to be satisfied as a preacher when you walk out with
the Word of God so real that you can forget the preacher who spoke the
Word: the Word itself will take root.
Now, you probably already know that I am going to take you to
Psalm 84. I hope you will get used to it. We will come back to it again
and again, until this church and this people have made it their life, until
the Word that is preached becomes incarnate where we are.
Verse 5, “Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose
heart are the ways of them.” I pray God will rivet the truth home today.
“Blessed is the man…Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a
well; the rain also filleth the pools. They go from strength to strength,
every one of them in Zion appeareth before God.”
Blessed is the first word. Some of you who have listened to me
before have it circled in your Bibles. It is a unique word in the original
Hebrew. When I hear the word “blessed,” it is legitimate to think of
places where I have been blessed. Others will think of a particular time
when they received a blessing or a kind of experience that was a blessing
to them. But the word here describes a state of being. It is not a
sometime affair; it is a constant state of being blessed, with no quality of
the blessing changing.

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