For a day in thy courts is better
than a thousand.
I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God,
than to dwell in the tents of wickedness.
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
What an amazingly awesome cry from the psalmist.
He would rather spend one day in the court of the Lord than a 1000 days on the lake or golf course or at a ballgame or in the woods hunting.
This man is in love with the Lord—he is bananas for God.
He would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of God than to dwell inside a tent with wickedness.
This man is in love with the Lord—he would rather suffer the cold or heat outside the tent of the Lord than to be inside out of the weather but in with the wicked.
This man or woman of God is in love with God.
He serves as an usher or greeter. She is in love with being a church and serves as the keeper of the door—ready to greet all who come to the House of God.
As men, woman, and children approach for worship he or she extends to them a greeting in the name of the Lord, to the glory of the Lord.
He or she is standing by ready to show them the location of the nursery, first class, crown room, chapel or restroom. This doorkeeper in the house of the Lord makes being at a new place much easier.
Being in the court of the Lord, at the house of God, is a JOY to this person.
Getting up for worship is what he was created for and it is his joy to extend to God songs of love and adoration.
Would to God that every member, of every Christ-exalting, gospel-centered, God-glorifying, and Bible-believing church, would exclaim, with all their heart, that a day with the body of Christ is better than 1000 days elsewhere!
Would to God that every Christian would find a church to be a doorkeeper at—this moving from place to place and half-hearted commitment to the local church is not what is pictured in this Psalm.
In this psalm, the psalmist knows where he is going to worship each Lord’s day—do you?