For a day in your courts is better than a thousand. I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God…
The true servants of God may esteem a day in His courts better than a thousand —
I. On account of the DISTINGUISHING HONOUR with which it is attended.
II. On account of the SUBLIME PLEASURE which is there experienced.
III. On account of the HIGH ADVANTAGE that results from it. The service of the sanctuary tends to —
1. Improve the heart.
2. Regulate the conduct.
3. Afford comfort in affliction.
4. Prepare us for heaven.
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.