Friday, May 20, 2016

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.  Psalms 84:10

Another sign of God’s children is, to delight to be much in God’s presence.  Children are to be in the presence of their father; where the King is, there is the court; where the presence of God is, there is heaven.  God is in a special manner present in his ordinances, they are the Ark of his presence.  Now, if we are his children, we love to be much in holy duties.  In the use of ordinances we draw near to God, we come into our Father’s presence; in prayer we have secret conference with God; the soul while it is praying, is as it were parlying with God.  In the word we hear God speaking from heaven to us; and how doth every child of God delight to hear his Father’s voice!  In the sacrament God kisseth his children with the kisses of his lips; he gives them a smile of his face, and a privy-seal of his love: oh, it is good to draw near to God.  It is sweet being in his presence: every true child of God saith, “A day in thy courts is better than a thousand!”
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