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.”
In Psalm 27:4 we find David wanting the impossible. The story of David shows us that David was “a man after God’s own heart.” David was God’s anointed man for the people of God. David served God as a warrior, a poet, a prince, a King and as a prophet.
David was a courageous and compassionate leader of the people of God. His love for God and the people of God was undeniable, yet the full desire of David’s heart was to be able to serve as a priest. The problem is that this could never be. The privilege of being allowed into the inner sanctuary of the Lord was reserved for men born of the tribe of Levi of the family of Aaron.
David, however, was born of the tribe of Judah of the family of Jesse. What David wanted was the impossible. Yet that is just what David longed for. This was the heartbeat of his life. David wanted to be as close to God and the people of God as he could be.
What is our heartbeat? What drives us in life? I dare say that most of us are far more taken by the people, places and things of this world than the things of God. For David, his treasure was God and not some earthly kingdom or riches. Where does your treasure lay?