A Single Day in Your Courts
How lovely is Your Dwelling place. O Lord Almighty. I long, yes, I faint with longing to enter the courts of the Lord. With my whole being, body and soul. I will shout joyfully to the living God. How happy are those who can live in Your house, always singing Your praises. Happy are those who are strong in the Lord, who set their minds on a pilgrimage to Jerusalem. When they walk through the Valley of Weeping, it will become a place of refreshing springs, where pools of blessing collect after the rains. They will continue to grow stronger, and each of them will appear before God in Zion. A single day in Your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else. I would rather be a gatekeeper in the House of my God than live the “good life” in the homes of the wicked. For the Lord God is our Light and Protector. He gives us grace and glory. No good thing will the Lord withhold from those who do what is right. O Lord Almighty happy are those who trust in You.