“The one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most— is to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.”
To spend time with the Lord was David’s top priority, and he did that by going to the Temple. It wasn’t about going for a program or event, like Sunday Services. It wasn’t for meeting people either. David loved to go to the Temple to admire God’s perfection, to think about God, to talk with God. He would spend his time in the Temple praying, and those prayer moments became Psalms and songs of worship and praise to God even today. There he was inspired. There he opened his heart to God with his struggles. There he sought hope and refuge. There he found strength.
It was the time he spent alone with God every day that made him a man according to God’s heart.
At that time, God dwelled in the Temple. Today, He dwells in our hearts.
“But Christ, as the Son, is in charge of God’s entire house. And we are God’s house, if we keep our courage and remain confident in our hope in Christ.”
David knew how important it was to spend time with God. He describes as “the one thing I ask of the Lord — the thing I seek most.
There are three parts, and it is where I need to focus to become the desire that comes from deep of my heart:
- To live in the house of the Lord all the days all my life.
- Delight in God’s perfection: worship is about him, not me.
- Meditating in his Word: let Him speak to me through the Bible.
Heavenly Father, let this Psalm be truth in my life. Let me have this intense desire to always prioritize my time with you. Without any excuses to skip it. I want this to be the thing I seek most in my life: “to live in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, delighting in the Lord ’s perfections and meditating in his Temple.” In Jesus’ name, I pray.