"One Thing I Have Desired"
Of my Lord, one thing I seek,
One thing my heart desires--
That I may dwell within His house;
To such my soul aspires
Within His Temple I'll inquire
(Oh, how I long to see!)
And know about the things that Christ
Hath there prepared for me!
And there I may thus, then, behold
The beauty of His face,
Where loveliness and majesty
His Being interlace.
~Poem By Eva Gray ~
A Little Note from Cobblestone Road Ministries:
One thing have I desired 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 behold the beauty of the LORD, and to inquire in his temple.
For in the time of trouble he shall hide me in his pavilion: in the
secret of his tabernacle shall he hide me; he shall set me up
upon a rock.
One thing King David desired that he would dwell in the house of the
Lord all the days of his life, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to
inquire in His Temple. King David's desire was in a PERSON-- the
Lord God! When he wrote this Psalm, the Temple was not even built
yet; it would be built by his son, King Solomon. BUT...David desired
to see it-- by faith-- to worship in God's presence.
God cannot be seen with human eyes but yet David desired to behold
the beauty of the Lord. True worshippers must worship God in spirit
and in truth. We behold His beauty with spiritual eyes. Our natural
eyes behold the beauty of His creation-- they are His signature,
but when we worship, we look beyond the temporal things--
we fellowship with God. And He is our refuge.
The Lord Jesus said in John 4:23:
But the hour cometh, and now is, when the true
worshipers shall worship the Father in spirit and in truth:
for the Father seeketh such to worship him.
The glorious crescendo of our worship will come when we all
are assembled in Heaven and we sing the Song of Moses--
the Song of the Lamb. "Great and marvelous are Thy works
Lord God Almighty..."
And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God,
and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are
thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways,
thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify
thy name for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come
and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.
For it is then-- in Heaven--that we shall behold the beauty of the Lord--
in all His splendor with eyes that can see the glory that is His alone!
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Further Bible Study:
The Preeminence of the Lord Jesus Christ
We Shall See Him As He Is
We Are His Instruments
Jesus...That Worthy Name
Beware Of The Sin Of Pride
The Burden of the Purpose Driven Life - Burnout
Church Apostasy - Living In The Last Days
Looking To Jesus - By R. A. Torrey
The King Of Glory
Christ Jesus In The Boat
GOD IS OUR SHIELD - Interesting Bible Study
Glory And Honor To Him
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