Friday, January 08, 2010

Is one day really better?

This morning I was thinking about the verse found in Psalm 84:10 - 10For a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere.

Do I really believe that verse?  Do you? Surely we have sang that song, somewhere.  A pastor friend hated this song because he said, “It’s not true. We sing it, but we don’t believe it (or do it).  Do you believe it?  What are the “elsewhere’s” that we run to that are better than God.  Honestly, is one day with God better than the best day at Disneyland, a beachfront hotel in Hawaii, a sunset Cruise in the Bahamas, front row seats at the Super Bowl, a relaxing evening dinner atop the Space Needle, broadway seats in New York  (that is only six days so far)…  How about a good movie, our favorite sports team playing, a night at the theater, a nice dinner out… Do we believe this verse?  Really? Is it better than 1000 of the best days we could ever imagine?  I wonder how many of us have actually experienced that truth in the Bible.  But, it must be true. Do you want to know if it is ture?  It reminds me of the parable of the treasure in the field. You find the treasure and it cost everything you have but it is worth more than anything you could ever own, so it is a no brainer, you sell everything and there you find delight. I suspect that is what Jesus is referring to regarding this day in His courts.  But, are we willing to sell it all to gain a taste at the glory and joy and delight of spending a day in his courts?  Is he our favorite? Is he our greatest Joy? When we compare everything to Him, do we choose Him? God is most glorified when we are most satisfied in Him, John Piper said.  If we are satisfied, we don’t need anything else. Nothing tempts. Nothing lures .. Are we satisfied in his courts? Is it really better? 

Perhaps you could share your experiences if it is better for you… 


Steve Allen

Action Zambia


“Amen! Blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be to our God forever and ever! Amen." Revelation 7:12


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