“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
One day with the Lord is better than a thousand spent in ease – gratifying the flesh. So often we look at people that have a lot and are living in ease, they may have everything they want at their fingertips – and be in lack of nothing. Sometimes we may desire to be that way, especially those times when finances are tight. But as we read here, one day in God’s presence, far out weighs a lifetime of luxurious living, and living to the flesh in sin. After all, where we spend eternity is what counts. You can’t take your lifestyle of ease with you when you die. What really counts is our ‘eternal soul’.
Being in God’s presence, and having a personal relationship with our loving Father, means more to us than being in the world without knowing Him. I would rather have God, than the world’s riches and ease. Wouldn’t you?
I would rather have the Lord’s presence
And know His inner peace
Than live without Him in this world
In a lifestyle of ease