A thought on Psalm 65:4

Blessed is the one you choose and bring near,
to dwell in your courts!
We shall be satisfied with the goodness of your house,
the holiness of your temple!
– Ps.65:4

A clear statement of God’s election and drawing; however, the power of these words is not in a theological truth as much as the promise of blessing.

We often get caught up in a theology that, although sound and biblical, does not result in us being satisfied with God. But David here takes the difficult doctrine of election as a given – he’s preoccupied not with, say, man’s free will etc, but with the joy that it produces. Knowing that God sovereignly elects and draws does not bother David. He doesn’t complain or try to wiggle out of it. Instead, he bursts out in praise and excitement about the satisfaction and delight that awaits him and those who God chooses.

A great, biblical example of what correct theology should result to: Not debates, but doxology. Not angry squirming, but contentment and delight in God.

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