Saturday, August 8, 2015

Better is one day

August 8

Daily Bible Reading: Psalms 82 – 84

Verse of the Day: Psalm 84:10 – “For a day in thy courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God, Than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.”

One of the songs that we played in our church praise band had the line – “Better is one day in Your courts.” It came directly from this song by the Sons of Korah. This 84th psalm is one of praise over the blessings and joy of dwelling with God. The songwriter expresses his exuberance at being with God. He states that he would rather have a lowly position in the presence of God than being in a welcomed leader with those who are wicked.

He closes out this song with a great reminder to us today – in verse 11b, the writer states, “No good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.”

Prayer: O Lord God of Hosts, hear my prayer and help me to turn my mind, will and emotions on to You and You alone. You are the One who gives grace and mercy. Amen.

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