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.
Psalm 27:4 ESV
If you could have one thing in the entire world, what would it be?
In today’s verse, David asked that he “dwell in the house of the Lord” for his entire life.
David wanted to live with God, gaze upon his beauty, and inquire in his temple. His son Solomon would eventually echo this longing, and ask God for wisdom more than anything else (2 Chron 1:10).
Now, one mark of David’s seriousness is that he doesn’t just ask, he also says that he will “seek after” these things.
Examine your heart today.
What do you want most? What are you pursuing above all else? Is it God’s presence, beauty, and wisdom?
In Jesus we have what David always wanted. We can dwell, or abide, in Jesus himself (John 15:5).
Through the Holy Spirit within us, we can live in the Vine and have fruit produced through our lives.
If you want to press into God like David did… Look to Jesus today.
Today’s devotion by Jordan Loftis, bestselling author of Today We Win: A Simple System To Achieve What Matters Most, host of The Bible Better Podcast, Bible Teacher at Valor Global Online School, and teaching pastor.