True Beauty

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 enquire in His temple. Psalms 27:44One 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. (Psalm 27:4)
Honour and majesty are before Him: strength and beauty are in His sanctuary. Psalm 96:66Honor and majesty are before him: strength and beauty are in his sanctuary. (Psalm 96:6)
In Psalm 27:44One 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. (Psalm 27:4), David’s desire is to dwell in the house of the Lord, to behold the beauty of the Lord and to enquire in His temple. Enquiring for answers to life’s problems in the presence of the Lord is a good thing; beholding the beauty of the Lord is even better. Adoring the Lord is not just something we do at the breaking of bread on Lord’s Day. It is something we should do every day of our life — to think about the Lord Jesus and to tell Him how wonderful He is. David wanted to live in the house of the Lord. We should be aware every moment that the Lord is with us.
There is a beauty that comes with youth. God made it, and even the world recognizes it. But in Isaiah 28, God tells Ephraim that his “glorious beauty shall be a fading flower” (vs. 1). Then God adds, “Whom shall He teach knowledge? And whom shall He make to understand doctrine? Them that are weaned” (are growing up). Understanding comes “precept upon precept, line upon line” (vss. 9-10). Read your Bible line by line. The Lord will teach you a little bit at a time, precept upon precept. Discover “the King in His beauty” (Isa. 33:1717Thine eyes shall see the king in his beauty: they shall behold the land that is very far off. (Isaiah 33:17)), finding Him in the verses you read, meditating on how magnificent He is. The most important beauty is the beauty of the Lord, which we have the privilege of seeing when we read our Bibles.
Let us live in His presence, beholding His beauty, and may His beauty rest upon us (Psa. 90:1717And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it. (Psalm 90:17)) as we seek Him. We will discover that He is truly and eternally “altogether lovely.”