Today’s reading: Psalm 80:1-85:13
My selection: Psalm 84:10-12
10 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.
11 For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
the Lord bestows favor and honor.
No good thing does he withhold
from those who walk uprightly.
12 O Lord of hosts,
blessed is the one who trusts in you!
My reflections: So what does matter really? According to this psalm, what matters is to be in God’s presence and to serve Him in even the most humble way. It is enough to be near the Lord and to have the lowest position in His house. Why? Because in this there is blessing which eliminates every other longing.
How are we likely to miss this truth? Typically, we seek greatness in the wrong things, that which is temporal or that which is false or both. The ladders we climb are leaning against the wrong walls.
My challenge: Seek what matters: to be at peace with God through Jesus Christ and to serve Him in your calling without regard for personal glory and honor. It is enough. It is more than enough. It matters. It is all that matters.
Tomorrow’s reading: Psalm 86:1-89:52