title. in you go back to numbers 16 you find that korah was a rebel, who came under the judgment of God. But his sons speak to us of the spared remnant of israel.
1 How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Jehovah of hosts!
- The two tribes – pictured by a sparrow, a local bird – have remained in and around the land
- the ten tribes – pictured by a swallow, a migratory bird – have been scattered far and wide, but will be brought home by the Spirit of God. it is primarily the ten tribes that are in view in psa. 84.
- Israel being made to see their guilt of breaking the law
- Christ suffering on the cross for our transgressions
every other psalm ends with some note of praise or ray of hope. but this psalm begins with sorrow and ends with sorrow. we get the aspect of the lord’s work on the cross paying for the curse of a broken law (Gal. 3:13). When a person is under law and really gets a sense of their having broken it, they will really feel the pain of these words. this is the weeping in the valley of baca (psa. 84).
- El-Elyon (“Most High”) is not yet fulfilled. (See Rev. 19, etc.) “Most High” is always the name of God used to denote Him as supreme over the earth. See, for instance Deuteronomy 32:8-9, Gen. 14:19, and also Daniel 4:24-25,32,34.
- El Shaddai (“the Almighty”) – God revealed Himself to Abraham as “the Almighty” (Gen 17:1). Abraham was called to be a pilgrim, with none but God to look to, so He is revealed to Him as the “All Powerful One.”
- Jehovah (“I am that I am”) – To the Jews He is “Jehovah,” (Deut. 18:13) the force of which is, “Is, and was, and is to come.” See Exodus 6:2, 3: “And God said unto Moses, I am Jehovah. And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob by the name of God Almighty, but by my name Jehovah was I not known to them.” (See also Ex. 3:18; 5:3; 7:16; 9:1, etc.)
- Elohim (“Gods”) – the Hebrew word for God in the plural (in trinity).
- Not Found is Abba (“Father”) – is the name by which He is known specially to Christians. (See John 17:26, and 20:17.