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Better a Doorkeeper

“For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness” (Psalm 84:10, ESV). So superlative is the goodness of God’s presence, that it is better to be near Him in lowliness than to have honor and position among those who oppose Him. This is one of the great lessons of the Old Testament, that worldly strength and splendor pales in comparison with the power and glory of God. God’s presence is the surpassing good.

Draw near to God; in His presence you will find the fulness of life. Be wary of the enticements of the world, of seeking happiness on its terms. In God, our Maker and Redeemer, we discover a stability and peace, an honor and glory, an unshakable hope, that nothing in this world can give. May the majesty of the Lord capture your attention today.

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