“Blessed are those whose strength is in you, whose hearts are set on pilgrimage. As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs; the autumn rains also cover it with pools. They go from strength to strength, till each appears before God in Zion” (Psalm 84:5-7).
Go from strength to strength…
I like it. I want it.
How does one make this a reality?
The strength of the blessed is not in them. The strength of the blessed is in the LORD. The LORD is the source of their strength.
Because of the LORD, the blessed understand something that no one else on planet earth understand: This world is not our home. The blessed know that they are on pilgrimage; that what they are currently experiencing in life is not permanent. Blessed know that we are merely passing through.
Therefore, no matter what happens in life, the blessed go from strength to strength because the LORD is their strength.
Look at what happens to the world around the the blessed: “As they pass through the Valley of Baka, they make it a place of springs.”
- Baka means weeping in Hebrew
- The Valley of Baka refers to a sorrowful and difficult time in life
Even when the blessed go through a season of sorrow and difficulty, they make life better for all those around. They bring life to all those who are weeping. The blessed become inspirations of strength to those who are weary.
That is the role of the church. You, the church, are blessed. You are blessed because the LORD is your strength. You are blessed because you know that we are pilgrims; we are passing through this life. God is our destiny. Zion is our home.
Blessed, be a blessing to the people around you today. Be the reason why people place their hope in the LORD.