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Faithfulness in the small things of life
How lovely is your dwelling place, O Lord Almighty. Psalm 84:1
Psalm 84 is credited to the Sons of Korah, Levites, faithful servants of the
temple in Jerusalem. They locked and unlocked the temple, they kept an eye
on all the precious vessels and utensils used in worship, they kept charge of
the money and the collecting boxes, and they offered praise to God in the
temple choir and orchestra.
The writer of this psalm makes it clear that the temple’s eternal purpose is to glorify its occupant, the Lord Almighty, and the writer thanks God for the opportunity of being His humble servant – I would rather be a doorkeeper in the House of my God than to dwell in the tents of the wicked, Psalm 84:10.
Do we thank God for our opportunities to humbly serve Him in the humdrum
duties of our everyday lives? If we lift our eyes to see the eternal consequences of our mundane labours done for His glory, we will never cease to thank Him.
The servant’s master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have
been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come
and share your master’s happiness!’ Matthew 25:21.
David James, Glencruitten House