Don’t miss the invitation just because it comes to us in the form of a question.
We are invited into relationship with God: into the presence of God.
A question is addressed to the God of Israel, using his personal name יְהוָֹה: (which may have been pronounced”Yahweh”) who can live in Your presence?
יְהוָֹה מִי־יָגוּר בְּאָהֳלֶךָ מִי־יִשְׁכֹּן בְּהַר קָדְשֶׁךָ
“O Lord, who may abide in your tent? Who may dwell on your holy hill?”
That’s the way I interpret this: it is talking about the presence of God. We need to see beyond the place. Yes, it speaks of God’s “tent” or “tabernacle” (pointing to the time of David, before the great Temple of Solomon was built). Yes, it speaks of God’s “holy hill.” But, these places are symbolic of God’s presence. And, I think that’s the real point: the presence of God. (more…)