In context this verse is talking about going into the literal house of God- the temple. When we go to the house of God, the church building for us now days, we are not just gathering together with each other, we are going to meet with the Lord and enter into His presence.
In Psalm 90:1 it says, "The Lord, thou hast been our dwelling place in all generations." The Lord Himself is the "house". He is the "temple". The "church" was inside of Him before it came into formation on the earth. Going into the house of the Lord is more about going into His presence than it is about actually going into a building.
Let me ask you this-- if the "house of the Lord" is more about Him and going into His presence, how glad are you? How glad are you to meet with Him on a individual level? How glad are you to enter into His presence in your own prayer closet? How glad are you to spend time with Him in worship at His footstool? "I was glad" means to rejoice and be gladden. Does your heart rejoice at the thought of meeting with the Lord daily in your time of prayer? Does your heart leap for joy at the prospect of getting to be alone with Him in His presence?
We should be glad when it comes time to go to the church building and assemble with others of like precious faith. But it should cause our hearts to rejoice more at the thought of going into His presence, and that whether we are in a church building, a temple or a prayer closet.
Have a great day. Does your heart rejoice at the thought of entering into the presence of God?
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