Psalm 64: 10-12 (ESV)
10 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.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
Who has experienced God’s goodness? Knowing that… would you say it’s true that one day as the most insignificant servant in God’s household is better than a whole lifetime of dwelling amongst wickedness?
Trusting God means experiencing favor and honor. That alone is enough goodness to help us walk uprightly. Sure there are times we would like to have our cake and eat it too. Choosing what God says is best for us may seem like we are getting the short end of “riches” or fewer friends but when we go to sleep at night we have His peace that surpasses understanding (Phil 4:6,7).
Philippians 4:6,7 (NET)
Do not be anxious about anything. Instead, in every situation, through prayer and petition with thanksgiving, tell your requests to God. 7 And the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
When the people flying first class are crude and rude (I heard one passenger this past week laughing hysterically and repeating three times while talking on her phone “ did you just call me a f..ng b.?” And those flying economy are the students with no carryons but polite. I’ll tell you right now that I prefer to stay in economy class, sitting at the back of the plane.
It’s not always about wealth but it sure seems that the tents of wickedness can’t get enough of swindling. Just one day, Lord, in your courts. You satisfy me and I am grateful.- Teresa #withYou #Iamsatisfied #lifetimelearner
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Beautiful. Thank you!
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