“One thing I have desired of the LORD, That will I 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.” Psalm 27:4 NKJV
After I had read my daily portion of Scripture this morning, I read ahead a bit in the Psalms and came to this passage. I have stayed there for most of the morning! It is awesome for a New Creation Covenant Son of Almighty God to read such things. First of all, we are told in 1 Corinthians 3 & 6 that we are the temple of the Holy Spirit. So I am that house. You are that house – if you know Jesus. That means we are always there – so this passage is the moment by moment reality for the believer. He lives in me. I am the house of prayer Jesus was talking about when He threw the money changers out in the gospel of Matthew & John.
I had never really thought about all that when I read this Psalm. WOW! This is what we are, individually, as believers. So moment by moment I can behold the beauty of the LORD! In my enjoyment in Him with that phrase, I came into a radical knowledge – we individually are His beauty. We shine as His light and we are His witnesses in the earth, by our being Him.
Such inclusion, such provision, such holy, righteous being who makes me as He is in this world – 1 John 4:17. His emphasis is not our failings, all of us have plenty of those, but His emphasis and the emphasis of Scripture within the New Covenant is His sufficiency. When we begin to really take His provisions and sufficiency into our moment by moment reality, then we have no need to sin. Instead the passage comes true, “Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” Galatians 5:16. It is an amazing walk in His love and goodness.
May it be our reality today beloved reader – our moment by moment reality of His love and inclusion. Thank you Jesus!