Soul Strength
Psalm 84:5-7
Blessed is the man whose strength is in you; in whose heart are the ways of them.…

I. IT SPRINGS FROM A SPECIAL CONNECTION WITH GOD. "Whose strength is in Thee." In what does a soul's strength consist?

1. Disinterested love.

2. Sympathy with right. The stronger the sympathy with right, the more mighty.

3. Concentration of faculties.

4. Uplifting hope. All these elements are to be found in God, must come from Him; and where they are there is strength of soul, the sublimest Strength of all.

II. IT CHANGES THE UNPROPITIOUS IN CIRCUMSTANCES INTO BLESSINGS. "Who passing through the valley of Baca make it a well."

III. IT INVOLVES A PROGRESS IN THE JOURNEY OF LIFE. "They go from strength to strength." The nearer the pilgrim advanced towards the Temple, the more strength he got, by companionship, exercise, and resolution.

IV. IT ENABLES THE SOUL TO REACH AT LAST THE VERY PRESENCE OF THE ETERNAL. "Every one of them in Zion appeareth before God."


Parallel Verses
KJV: Blessed is the man whose strength is in thee; in whose heart are the ways of them.

WEB: Blessed are those whose strength is in you; who have set their hearts on a pilgrimage.

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