One thing I have desired of the Lord, that I will 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 inquire in His temple.
A few things jump out of me in this verse. Those things that “I” would seek … to dwell in Father’s house, to behold His beauty and to be able to inquire in His temple.
In my (quick) study of this verse it appears to be talking about being “in” church. David desired to always be in communion with God and he exhibits this extensively in the Psalms.
This psalm speaks to our desire to be in constant communion with God. Even those who cannot yet define this longing within them; it is the desire to commune with our Father Creator.
David longed for His heavenly home in God; he desired to be in continual praise and worship of God. And David inquired; he always inquired of God.
What David didn’t know was that, he, himself, was the temple of God. We would not understand this until after Jesus came and sacrificed for us!
We dwell in the house of the Lord right now; the House of the Lord dwells within us. We are able to sit quietly and dwell with God the Father. We are able to behold the beauty of the Lord in that quiet stillness, and we are allowed to inquire there; about our concerns and needs and desires.
What David cried out to God for in this verse, God has given us.
Right here, in this very moment, we may dwell in Daddy’s house and behold the beauty of the Lord and inquire of God; right in the throne room!
David was bold in his psalms to God.
Psalm 27 leads me to Hebrews 4:15-17 … because we no longer have a “human” high priest as they did with David. We have Jesus; who made it possible for us to dwell in the House of the Lord and behold His beauty, with praise and worship. Jesus who made it possible for us to go BOLDLY into the throne room of God and INQUIRE there; the House of the Lord!
15 For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. 16 Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.