My NKJV version reads as follows:
“Blessed is the man You choose, And cause to approach You, That he may dwell in Your courts.Â We shall be satisfied with the goodness of Your house, Of Your holy temple.”
The word that strikes me is â€˜courts.â€™ In Davidâ€™s day, a â€˜courtâ€™ wasnâ€™t the place where lawyers argue over civil and criminal law. They were a place of refuge and blessing. A person in the kingâ€™s court ate well. They dressed well. They were treated well and were protected. To â€˜dwellâ€™ in the kingâ€™s court, meant that you lived there. The â€˜kingâ€™ in this day, is very much like God in that you are not arrested, but you came of your own free will. The Psalmist speaks of â€˜causingâ€™ one to â€˜approachâ€™ God.