“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” (Psalm 84:10).
It is believed that because of the rebellion of his son Absalom, David has been forced to leave his beloved city Jerusalem and be absent from the public worship of God. In this part of the psalm, David expresses his deep longing to be present in public worship once again.
What an attitude and expression of love and devotion to God—what an example David has set for people regardless of the time in which they live. Worship is not only important, but it is an integral part of the relationship that we are to have with God.
May our desires and attitudes emulate David’s as we deal with life and set our own priorities. May his example stimulate us to have a stronger desire to be in God’s presence in worship whenever the opportunity is available.