7 But as
for me, I will come [bow'] into thy house [bayith] in
the multitude [rob] of thy mercy: [checed] and in thy fear [yir'ah]
will I worship [shachah] toward thy holy [qodesh] temple. [heykal] KJV-Interlinear
7 But as
for me, by Thine abundant lovingkindness I will enter Thy house, At Thy holy
temple I will bow in reverence for Thee. NASB
But as for me, is a phrase set in contrast of what other people do.
There are only two opinions in this universe - Gods, and everyone else's.
You are either in compliance with Gods truth, principles, mandates, obligations, etc., or you are not. There is no third position available.
Therefore you are either in truth, by virtue of pursuing your spiritual life, in a legitimate fashion, or you are not. And if not, then your life is in a lie.
So, how does one get into Gods presence? By first entering into His house.
The word for house, 'bayith,' means residence, dwelling, temple, court, door, inside place, inward place.
During Davids day, there was no formal temple. It had not yet been constructed. Solomon will do that many years later.
In the multitude, 'rob,' meaning abundance, more than can possibly be enjoyed or possessed or needed, ever.
Lovingkindness or mercy, 'checed,' means Gods grace is action, favor applied, blessings given and received.
In a minute we will put this all together.
The temple does not exist as we have noted, however it is there that David will bow in reverence or worship, 'shachah,' means to bow, to show respect, to adhere to Gods rules not ones own.
In fear, 'yirah,' means fear or respect, but it is in the feminine, meaning to submit ones self voluntarily, desiring to submit ones self, to someone else, submitting totally to their will. Our earthly picture of this is a wife to her husband.
And finally we have the last word for temple, 'heykal,' which means a large public place, a large building, a temple, a palace, a fortress, a place for endurance, a place to overcome, a place to be able, to attain, to prevail.
Now, 'As for me,' David says.
While the rest of the world pursues the things of this world, pursues evil, sin, things, from an inanimate source - the world. A place that has no power, no intellect, no eyesight, no ears. A planet of rock, air, and water. A place that has no substance in theological fact or reality, and therefore cannot hear prayer, cannot interact, cannot control or provide resources, cannot maintain a destiny, cannot do virtually anything.
Then there is God, the one and only God, Jesus Christ, the Lord who has a house (dwelling place within your soul through doctrine), is able to provide an abundance of blessings, and all you need do is enter into His presence.
David had no temple to enter, yet he entered. He did not enter a building, but entered into Gods presence by way of His own soul, the inward place, Gods house.
He did so by assuming a posture of humility, a mental posture, of reverence, of respect, of obedience to Gods rules, not his own. Today we call this being in fellowship. A place that is sin free, positionally speaking, a mental state, a place where God resides, and makes provision for, through the confession process.
In contrast all others assume a posture of self importance, of self righteousness, of arrogance, etc.
And David, while in that sphere of presence before God, looks 'toward' the temple. Our last word.
A place of perseverance, of endurance, or blessing, a palace, a temple, a fortress, a place of safety, a place of completion. He looks toward this objective of completion of his own life for meaning and purpose and destiny, rather than looking toward the lies that exclude God.
Therefore, through God and Gods plan, and Gods apparatus for spiritual function, (fellowship), is access to the one and only person, Christ, who can do what He promises, can provide what He promises, is able and willing to give His favor to you, if only you will willingly and humbly submit voluntarily yourself completely to His truth.
And that is accomplished by means of confession, to enter into the spiritual presence of God, by pursuing a daily study of His word, to learn, to understand, to grow up and function in life, and therefore by advancing in your very own spiritual life.
Your other option is to interact with lies, which will get you nothing and nowhere.