Metaphysical Bible Interpretation of Psalms Chapter 84
Metaphysically Interpreting Psalms 84:1-12
84:1How amiable are thy tabernacles,
O Jehovah of hosts!
84:4Blessed are they that dwell in thy house:
They will be still praising thee.
84:9Behold, O God our shield,
And look upon the face of thine anointed.
August 25, 1929: Psalms 84:1-4
The verses in our lesson that are taken from the 84th Psalm describe the great desirability of God's house, with its courts, altars, and tabernacles. Jesus said, “In my Father's house are many mansions” (“abiding places,” according to the marginal translation given in John 14:2). We are the “Father's House”; the “mansions” or “abiding places” are the states of consciousness. We become truly satisfied and enter into abiding joy and wholeness, only as we become aware of this truth and consciously unify ourselves with the Father within us, our indwelling Christ: “Abide in me, and I in you.”
– UNITY magazine.
July 17, 1949: Psalms 84:1-4
What are the “tabernacles” of Jehovah? They are the states of consciousness in which the spiritual faculties of the Infinite (Jehovah of hosts) hold sway. They inspire our love for the good; therefore they are “amiable.”
What are the “courts of Jehovah”? They are the approaches to Truth that lead us to desire God and enter into communion with Him.
Why is it that “my heart and my flesh cry out unto the living God”? Because God is life, and neither mind nor soul nor body can rest content, except in the full consciousness of life. To know the living God is the desire of all living men, and at their best they will worship nothing less.
What is our normal state of mind? Joyfulness. Even the birds and animals are normally cheerful. How much more so are we when we live in harmony with the law of our being. “Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: They will be still, praising thee.”
Transcribed by Lloyd Kinder on 11-28-2013