The Best Place To Be
“For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]; I would rather be a doorkeeper and stand at the threshold in the house of my God than to dwell [at ease] in the tents of wickedness”
– Psalm 84:10 (AMP)
This compilation by King David really strikes a chord with me, especially in this knowledge age.
He is categorically saying that the lowest station or the most menial of service in connection with the Lord’s house is better than the highest position, the high table among the godless.
To bear burdens and open doors for the Lord is more honorable than to reign among the wicked.
The message translation brings more contemporary settings to it; “One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches. I’d rather scrub floors in the house of my God than be honored as a guest in the palace of sin.”
The house of God represents the place of His presence. It could also connote your consecrated time of worship or a designated place of worship.
The truth is God’s worst (if there is even anything like that) is better than the world’s and devil’s best all put together.
Remember David, the writer of the book of Psalms ended up as the greatest King ever. A leadership icon for Jews, Christians, and even non-Christians.
Today, in this season of restoration of all things, I urge you to adopt David’s mentality.
No matter the pressure, let your posture be,
“I’ll rather be in the presence of God than enjoy the pleasure of anything else.”
With God on your side, Head, Tail or Edge, you will win.
Dear Heavenly Father, Help me to keep my priorities right always. I pray against complacency, lethargy, and self-indulgence in my life. I ask that your words will be like fire in my bones. I will seek first your righteousness and all other things will be added to me. In Jesus Name. Amen