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Daily Devotionals

John Gossner's Treasury

Devotional: January 24th

How amiable are thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! Blessed are they that dwell in thy house: they will be still praising thee. 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 84:1. ;Psalms 84:4. ;Psalms 84:10. Our conversation is in heaven. Philippians 3:20.

God’s "house," God’s "tabernacles," and God’s "courts" are not only in heaven, among the souls made perfect, and among the angels, but also here below, in believing and pardoned souls, in the most holy of your heart. When we betake ourselves there, and remain there, we are His house and tabernacles of peace. For we find God, and in Him heaven, and we walk in Him as in heaven. If we do not find Him at once, but wait for His presence, we stand in the courts of the Lord, and although it oftentimes is hard to remain here because of the draught, yet this is better than to divert ourselves among the tents of the wicked and run after the amusements of the senses and of the world. For when we dwell in His courts, and continue to wait for Him, He will surely come and take us into His tabernacles. The trying suspense through hours, days and years, is then rewarded in a moment. You will praise the Lord and sing with David, How amiable are Thy tabernacles, O Lord of hosts! "

Yes, my God, I come before Thee,

Come Thou also down to me;

Where we find Thee and adore Thee

There a heaven on earth must be.

To my heart, O enter Thou,

Let it be Thy temple now.

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