“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek; that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to meditate in His temple”
This “one thing” that David asked from the Lord, which is now our blessed reality as priests of God, reminds me of the Apostle Paul’s words in the New Testament, from His letter to the church at Philippi, when he wrote,“I count all things to be loss in view of the surpassing value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,” further stating his desire “that I may know Him and the power of His resurrection, and the fellowship of His sufferings” (Philippians 3:8,10).
This single-hearted desire, this “one thing” that the true seeker of God wants, is always more of God, Himself.
David was king of Israel but he wanted more of God. He wanted to enter, to remain, and to live in the presence of God so He may behold God’s beauty and meditate in His temple.
Paul gladly put all things aside so he may pursue more of Christ.
In the same way, God’s will for us to realize today is that we would also desire after and actually would bow before Jesus Christ, so that “He Himself will come to have first place in everything” (Colossians 1:18).
To the heart of a minister to the Lord, like David and Paul (see Acts 13:1-2), this is music to our ears. Yes Lord, more of You please! May we occupy that inner room, the temple within us, living with You, beholding Your beauty, and meditating upon Your beauty in Your presence, that we might know You, love You, please You, and be filled with You.
Beloved child of God, let this be the “one thing” that you ask for today. Then seek after this “one thing” in God’s presence, and you will be blessed to realize this “one thing” that you have sought after in a joyful abundant fullness in Christ. Hallelujah!