"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."
Awesome. :) Better one day in the courts of God than a thousand anywhere else. Better to be a doorkeeper with God than to be royalty anywhere else. So many times we justify sin by thinking somehow that it is better to have 15 minutes of amazing over a lifetime of so-so, or that it is better to have something we know now over an eternity of sounds-like-hard-work. But all of that is pure dross. Choosing sin over God is *always* a bad choice... not because of punishment or fear or anything else, but because truly and without any guile, one second with God is worth more than an eternity without him. And if we haven't gotten to know him yet, and seen that truth... let's take today and get on our knees and talk to him. Let's talk to him about it, and tell him what we value more than we value him and ask him to show us something better. He will. The gospel *is* the pearl of great price, worth giving up everything else for. Doorkeeper, servant, whatever. Whatever God has in store for us, no matter how poorly we imagine it, will be more glorious and joyful than anything that we could possibly trade it for in this life. Heaven is the *good* part, remember? :)