May 27, 2016
The Promises of God:
"Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. 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. The LORD will give grace and glory" (Psalm 84:4, 11).
The Psalmist here sees the value and blessing of remaining close to the house of the Lord - Our world has changed so much that the value of staying close to God's house is no longer viewed as desirable - The blessings we reap from keeping connected to HIS house are immeasurable! Let's now allow the "world's" view to influence our behavior! The Psalm ends with the promise that God will give us "grace and glory" as we walk uprightly! It takes grace and glory to stay connected - but it is promised! :-)