Make Me a Tent Dweller

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Psalm 61

We're back in the Psalms over the weekend before we start into a new set of Scriptures dealing with the Holy Spirit on Monday (be looking for that). Psalm 61 is a good one. It mirrors where I'm at many times--crying out to God when my heart is faint--knowing that He is my refuge and strong tower. As part of David's psalm, he asks, "Let me dwell in your tent forever." Now I bet I've read that phrase here and elsewhere a hundred times, but I've never really thought about it.

So if each of us was to make that request--Lord, let me dwell in your tent forever--what would we be asking for? Tami W.

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I find it interesting that David used the word tent, not temple, or Sanctuary (ie a permanent structure). A tent is a movable structure (much like the tabernacle in Moses times), put it up take it down, goes with you wherever you go. I think what David is saying that God's tent goes with us wherever we go - not just the church building in the center of town. I desire to be with God in his tent all the time - not just on Sunday

I would be asking for God's protection and to be in His presence throughout eternity.

From 2Cor
15 What accord has Christ with Belial?[a] Or what portion does a believer share with an unbeliever? 16 What agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; as God said,

“I will make my dwelling among them and walk among them,
and I will be their God,
and they shall be my people.
17 Therefore go out from their midst,
and be separate from them, says the Lord,
and touch no unclean thing;
then I will welcome you,

a.2 Corinthians 6:15 Greek Beliar

I think "your tent" indicates the safety and security that God the father can offer us. It is there regardless of the situation or the circumstance. It is always available; all we have to do is ask and we will be admitted. He will take care of everything. It seems like I have asked a lot lately and He has always been there. What a sense of peace that brings!!

A tent was also Hebrew terminology for the canopy under which a wedding took place, if I remember correctly. So, we also have a picture of that relationship with Him which we enter now for all eternity--Him as the groom, His church as the bride, Him loving and redeeming us for all eternity, with His Spirit to guard, guide, and protect.

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