Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 84:10, wherein we read these words:
"For a day in Your courts is better than a thousand [anywhere else]. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness."
Even the humblest baptized newborn, being a member of the church of the Lord Jesus Christ, is more exalted and noble than the most af-fluent, proud, and self-sufficient unbeliever (or hypocrite). One
day in God's house is better than a thousand in a "paradise" of sin and lust.
What do *we* prefer? Those outside Christ want anything but Him. Those in Christ want nothing but Him.
[Puritan quote of the day: "If God should make more worlds for [a re-deemed soul], yet if He does not give Himself to it [the redeemed soul], it would not be satisfied." --Jeremiah Burroughs, in, "The Excel-lency of a Gracious Spirit"]