House of the Lord: Psalm 27:4-5

One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock.

Psalm 27:4-5 (NIV)

What is David asking and seeking? He is asking to dwell in the House of the Lord, God’s temple, a place of worship, and is seeking to spend his life in praise and worship. He longs to be in God’s presence in a lifelong relationship with the Lord. To behold the beauty of the Lord; meaning to contemplate God’s wisdom, grace, truth, and justice.

When surrounded by danger, the Lord will hide us, protect us, and shelter us from evil. He will set me high upon a rock, secure and safe from pursuers.

4 I’m asking God for one thing, only one thing:
To live with him in his house my whole life long.
I’ll contemplate his beauty; I’ll study at his feet.

5 That’s the only quiet, secure place in a noisy world,
The perfect getaway,  far from the buzz of traffic.

Psalm 27:4-5 (MSG)

Is it your utmost wish to dwell in the House of the Lord all the days of your life?

Prayer; Lord, You are our rock and redeemer. We long to spend all our days with You, secure from the noisy world. To be with You, In Your house, spending our time in worship and praise, safe and protected from evil. Like the cherry tree blossoms bring beauty to Spring, Your beauty springs from your truth, grace, and justice. In Jesus’ holy name. Amen


Did you notice the small “dweller” in the cherry blossom? 🌺