“4 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.”
The psalmist gives us a timely example this morning. See how he asks of the Lord and then seeks after it. So often, we find ourselves foolishly doing either one or the other with an uneven balance that leads us topple one way or the other. To illustrate, we are a man carrying two buckets of water on either end of a stick on our shoulders. When one bucket is too full or the other empty, we will sprawl on the floor in either direction. There is always a need to embrace the synergistic nature of our sanctification. Now, what is the psalmist asking for and seeking after?
To dwell with God forever, to gaze upon His beauty, and to seek His word. What an excellent construct for us to place over our lives today. You and I must earnestly seek to dwell with God, abide in Him, and meditate on His word throughout the day. We must gaze intently and intentionally into His beautiful face and simply be in awe of His majesty. We must seek His word diligently and discipline ourselves accordingly. Dear saint, look to the beautiful face of your Savior, seek His word today, and keep it close to your heart as you pray that He would help you in your weakness to do these things.
Grace and Peace,