“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, NIV
This verse reminds me of two things, which happen to be connected together. The first is an experience that I had in college at One Day 2000. Along with others from the college ministry of which I was a part, I traveled to Shelby Farms Park in Memphis Tennessee for One Day. This was one of the Passion Conferences and you can read more about it at this blog post – Remembering OneDay 2000-Sacred. Holy. His. This verse also reminds me of the song Better is One Day by Sonic Flood, who played at the One Day event.
More than these things, this verse brings perspective to my life when I get caught up in the details, tasks and minutiae of life. It helps broaden my perspective. Were you at One Day in 2000? I would love to hear from you in the comments. Also, how do you respond to this verse?
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This verse reminds me that time is all relative in relationship with God, and that being in His presence puts all the rest of life into perspective. It is more rewarding to serve the Lord in humbleness than to lounge, relax, or “live it up” in the ‘world.’ I also am reminded of the intense awe and worship that goes on in the courts of the Lord, and how wonderful is that experience! Even to be remotely close-by to the praises of the Lord is a magnificent thing. The wicked have no idea what they are missing; oh that they would. The Hymn, How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place, fits in with this verse as well. Blessings, Lori <
Lori – Thank you for sharing your response to this verse!