A Thousand to One: Nov 4-8 TVD

Psalm 84:10 “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.” Think of the most exciting, fun, thrilling place that you love to visit or would even live there if given the chance. Some would think of Disney World or foreign, exotic places, the warm beach or the cool mountains. Some would think anywhere with family. Some would think mission trip. The psalmist considers this question and thinks, “I would rather be near God than anywhere else on the earth!” Let that sink in. Would we trade a thousand days at our favorite spot for one day in the Lord’s presence? Would we trade a thousand days of life on earth for one single day with the Lord? Yes and No; it depends. If we have known the thrill and satisfaction of the Lord, as does the psalmist, there really is no choice to make. Our cup overflows in His presence. There is nowhere else we want to be. Yes, we would give it all just to be with Him. On the other hand, if we have not encountered the living Lord, we have no idea, nor can we imagine, just how captivating and blissful is the nearness of the Lord! If you haven’t tasted, you can’t know. If you have tasted, you can’t get enough! The brilliant, soul-satisfying, glorious presence of the Lord overcomes, outshines, outlasts, and overshadows any other worldly pleasure. There is simply no comparison. You just think you have been to an awesome place. If you have not met Jesus, you “ain’t” seen nothing yet!