Psalm 84:5 - There Are Blessings In Walking With Jesus.

Psa 84:5; There Are Blessings In Walking With Jesus.

Psa 84:5 (KJV)  Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in 
whose heart are the ways of them. 

Psa 84:5 (NIV)  Blessed are those whose strength is in you, who 
have set their hearts on pilgrimage. 

Psalm 84:5 (GWT) Blessed are those who find strength in you. 
Their hearts are on the road that leads to you. 

Psalm 84:5 (NLT)  Happy are those who are strong in the LORD, 
who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. 

Psa 84:5 (TLB)  Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who 
want above all else to follow your steps. 


Pilgrimage song  (84:1-12)
My Soul Longs for the Courts of the Lord  (84:1-12)
The Joy of Worship in the Temple
The Delight of Fellowship with God


Micah 4:2 (KJV)  And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and 
let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, and to the house of the 
God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in 
his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the 
Lord from Jerusalem.  

Jeremiah 31:33 (KJV)  But this shall be the covenant that I will 
make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I 
will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; 
and will be their God, and they shall be my people.  

Psalm 40:8 (KJV)  I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy 
law is within my heart.  

Psalm 28:7 (KJV)  The Lord is my strength and my shield; my 
heart trusted in him, and I am helped: therefore my heart greatly 
rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.  

Isaiah 45:24 (KJV)  Surely, shall one say, in the Lord have I 
righteousness and strength: even to him shall men come; and all that are 
incensed against him shall be ashamed.  

2 Cor. 12:9 (KJV)  And he said unto me, My grace is sufficient 
for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly 
therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ 
may rest upon me.  

Philip. 4:13 (KJV)  I can do all things through Christ which 
strengtheneth me.  


Those whose strength is in you.: Those who have come to know the 
Lord as their deliverer and the sustainer of their lives. [NIV SB] 

84:5-7 The phrase whose heart is set on pilgrimage refers those 
who make their way to the temple not out of obligation, but out of a 
wellspring of joy. The Valley of Baca, or "Valley of Weeping," refers to 
the various difficulties that one might face on a pilgrimage. The 
person on a pilgrimage might discover that the once-dark valley is 
filled with springs, rain, and pools--all signs of God's blessing. 
strength to strength: As one nears the temple, the rigors of the journey 
become tolerable, for the joy of the approaching arrival strengthens 
the soul. [Nelson SB] 

84:5-7 The pilgrimage to the temple passed through the barren 
Valley of Baca. No specific valley has been identified with Baca. 
Because 'Baca' can mean "weeping," it may have been a symbolic reference 
to the times of struggles and tears through which people must pass 
on their way to meet God. Growing strong in God's presence is often 
preceded by a journey through barren places in our lives. The person who 
loves to spend time with God will see his or her adversity as an 
opportunity to re-experience God's faithfulness. If you are walking through 
your own Valley of Baca today, be sure your pilgrimage leads toward 
God, not away from him. [Life Application SB] 

No other joy can be compared with the joy of His presence. 
Prayer seeks fellowship with God and provides that fellowship even when 
we are far removed from the house of worship.[Disciple SB] 

Those who have the new Jerusalem in their eye must have the ways 
that lead to it in their heart, must mind them, their eyes must look 
straight forward in them, must ponder the paths of them, must keep close 
to them, and be afraid of turning aside to the right hand or to the 
left. If we make God's promise our strength, we must make God's word 
our rule, and walk by it.... The ordinances of God are the believer's 
solace in this evil world; in them he enjoys the presence of the living 
God: this causes him to regret his absence from them. They are to his 
soul as the nest to the bird. Yet they are only an earnest of the 
happiness of heaven; [Matthew Henry Commentary] 

Those are truly happy who go forth, and go on, in the exercises 
of religion, not in their own strength (for then the work is sure 
to miscarry), but in the strength of the grace of Jesus Christ, 
from whom all our sufficiency is. The pilgrims to the heavenly city 
may have to pass through many a valley of weeping, and many a 
thirsty desert; but wells of salvation shall be opened for them, and 
consolations sent for their support. Those that press forward in their 
Christian course, shall find God add grace to their graces. And those who 
grow in grace, shall be perfect in glory. [Matthew Henry Commentary]