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 says he wants one thing …
To dwell in God’s house his whole life
Why? Beauty and Inquiry
Where does the psalmist seek that is beautiful? God
Where does the psalmist seek answers to his questions? God
I will certainly seek out what I think is beautiful in this life and in the world.
Where am I seeking it?
What do I think is beautiful?
Money? Power? Acquisitions? … in other words, … stuff?
It’s all fleeting …
Beauty fades … in anything other than God
And I will certainly be full of questions in my life and of the world?
Where am I seeking answers?
Well, first what’s the root of my questions? …
Are they rooted in godliness or self-serving acquisition of what I think is beautiful?
What I seek must be rooted in the wisdom of God, not the foolishness of the world …
The world will always lead me astray …
Because it, too, is fleeting and fading.
What is not fleeting and fading?
What is eternal?
The kingdom of God!
As Jesus instructed,
I must seek first the Kingdom of God …
And then what’s of God will be added to it …
And I will ultimately see what’s beautiful … God Himself!
Thank you for your word
Help me live it
Help me to see you as beautiful
And the source of wisdom
In Jesus name