{Psalm 84:10; NLT}

A single day in your courts
  is better than a thousand anywhere else!
I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God
  than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.

Regardless of what a Christian goes though, it is better to suffer as a believer than to live as a pagan…We may suffer evil men’s schemes. We may even suffer from natural disasters. But when we put our head to the pillow at night, we need not fear death, feel shame, wrestle with remorse, carry guilt, search for hope, worry over our destiny or wonder about our destination. We don’t have to dodge demons, live with locusts, run from horsemen, or cower under Satanic attack. More than all this, we don’t have to face God in a contest of colossal proportions. In fact, he stands with us as our shield and first line of defense.

Mark Moore, How to Dodge a Dragon: A Devotional Reading of Revelation, p. 53

Questions to consider:

  • Do you believe that it is better to be a Christian than to live a good life as a non-believer?
  • How does God make our lives, including the suffering we go through, better?
  • How has God come through for you in a time of suffering?
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