The Better!

Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked. —Psalm 84:10

Do you long for heaven to be with Jesus in that perfect place? I surely do and I hope you do as well. It is not to escape the work the Lord has for me here. I love to serve Him, but I so look forward to not being in a sin infested world anymore. Yes, I look forward to myself never to fail the Lord Jesus again, never to sin against Him again.

Why did God not eradicate the fleshly nature in us when we came to Jesus? Could it be to cause us to so look forward to glory and to see how destructive going our own way is? — “For I know that good itself does not dwell in me, that is, in my sinful nature. For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out” (Romans 7:18). “For the flesh desires what is contrary to the Spirit, and the Spirit what is contrary to the flesh. They are in conflict with each other, so that you are not to do whatever you want” (Galatians 5:17).

The writer’s desire is to be “one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” This writer “would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.” Just to be in the presence of the Lord in glory will be enough even in what might be considered a lowly position. Though any place in heaven is going to be glorious!

In the meantime, before we get to glory, may we seek to be faithfully in fellowship with our Father, His Son and His Holy Spirit. Oh, that we would serve Him and all that means in our lives. Yes, may our desire be like that of the Apostle Paul— “I am torn between the two: I desire to depart and be with Christ, which is better by far” (Philippians 1:23). Is that our desire? May it be so.

Yes my Dear Father, I truly desire to be in that glorious place with Jesus and all who love Him. That place where there will be no more sorrow, sadness, conflict or anything that is negative or sinful. Yes, I desire to be there with Him. But, as long as You have me here may I be faithful in Your desires for me. May this be so in the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Jesus. So be it!

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