Do you count it a privilege to come before God in worship? This is a Psalm celebrating the ability to worship in the temple. It is focused on a specific temple, and is a reminder of the significance of being welcomed guests in God’s own house.
We often forget the significance of being in the presence of God. This Psalm describes the overwhelming joy that people had being able to go to the temple (God’s dwelling place). You and I have the privilege of being the dwelling place of God if we know Him. How significant is that? Do you count it an honor and a privilege? Do you realize that we do not have to travel or find a specific place to meet with God? Even if every church building was destroyed tomorrow, God is not without a dwelling place. The God of the universe, through Jesus has made His dwelling in us.
And yet we forget that so often. We put so much more value on other stuff. This Psalmist describes one day in the courts of God being better than a thousand elsewhere. My question to you and myself is do we have that same mentality about the presence of God and being before Him? Do we truly believe that it is better than a thousand days elsewhere?
By: Dakota Gragg — Student Ministry Associate