Inspirational Bible Verses: "One Thing I Have Asked of the Lord..."

An encouraging and inspirational Bible verse for those seeking to bring clarity, purity, and beauty to their lives. A prayer of David, who had a heart after God's...

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 othe beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple. Psalm 27:4-5

 

One thing have I asked of the LORD,
that will I seek after:

For those who will seek after one thing, life's troubels do not go away. Life may be difficult...but it is no longer complicated. One priority orders all others. Jesus taught much in this way: "But seek first the kingdom of God, and His righteousness..." (Matthew 6:33)

that I may dwell in the house of the LORD
all the days of my life,

One thing we may confuse today is "the house of the Lord." For the readers at this time it was indeed the temple, and we may mistakenly assume that this would be equivalent to our church building, yet, the New Testament calls believers themselves the temple, both individually, and corporately as a group, no matter where they may meet. The Lord is with you. An inspirational Bible verse indeed.

to gaze upon othe beauty of the LORD
and to inquire in his temple.

The Lord is beautiful. How can that be if we cannot look upon Him? There is a higher way of knowing, an intuitive way, by which we may behold his beauty. And the sweetness of it, the sheer goodness of it, causes us to want to linger in His presence.

Spend time there today.

 

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