17 August 2021 – Psalm 84:10 (NIV)

17 August 2021 – Psalm 84:10 (NIV)


“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere; I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of the wicked.”


The writer is sharing his great reverence for God and the importance of being in the presence of God. He implied that nothing was comparable to being in the courts, the place where one can encounter God. He would even rather stand at the doorway of such a place of worship, simply to be nearby, rather than dwell in a fancy place that is full of sin and wickedness.

It is a good reminder for us to always show reverence in the house of the Lord and to find joy in being in God’s presence. The presence of the GOD who loved us so much, that he sent his son to die on the cross for our sins. The God who loved us so much that He sends His Holy Spirit to live in us and guide us. It is reminding us to be in a constant posture of gratitude so that we relish every opportunity to worship our King of kings.
May we be intentional about choosing to be in God’s presence over being anywhere else.

Thoughts for the day

  • What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
  • What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
  • How can you apply this message in your current situation


I focus my thoughts upon the image of Christ upon the cross, acknowledging its terror but also allowing thanks to arise in my heart for this tangible proof that love wins.

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Dr. Nicoleen Johnson is from Jamaica and she is the Welcome Ministry Leader at Shanghai Community Fellowship. She is a Business Consultant China Specialist and University Lecturer in Business Management. Dr. Johnson has studied, worked and lived in China since 1997.