Psalm 27:4 (ESV) … “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to inquire in his temple.
David’s confidence in God grew out of his commitment to the Lord. He had a living faith that motivated him to seek God’s face and favor. The one thing for which he asked was that which was most important—God himself. More than anything else, he wanted to live for the glory of God. So he requested that he might dwell in the house of the Lord, where he could gaze upon the beauty of the Lord. This longing to adore God would occur in his temple, which is a reference to the tabernacle, not Solomon’s temple which was not yet built.
Here in the Lord’s dwelling place, David would be kept safe from trouble as if set … high upon a rock. Thus, God’s house would be a place of asylum from the threats of his enemies. Here, he would sacrifice and sing and make music to the Lord.
In the lowest moments of my life, I will often think upon the beautiful worship services of our church. In reflection upon those moments, I find my life strengthen like David.
In Christ & Friends Always,