One Thing I Have Desired…
If a person wants to know if Jesus Christ is the “real deal”, do what He says and find out. When He speaks, respond, when He says move, then move, when He says rest, then rest. Do what He says, follow His Words and let the world know how that works out. Expect the Lord to move in your life and to move life in you.
If we create an Army of Angels, Angels of the Lord, then what will happen to our world? How will our world be impacted? Who would be able to stop an Army of Angels of the Lord?
When we move with the Lord as our Director how can we go wrong? If we are sincere, in our hearts, about what we are doing how can it be the Lord will forsake us? He will not. Who would be able to stop us? No one. What other standing army would be able to fire upon us? No weapon formed against us shall stand. If this is what is in our heart how can we fail? We can not fail.
The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
The LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? ~ Psalm 27:1 KJB
Are these questions or are these statements of fact in question form? Is David speaking to us, is he speaking to himself or is he speaking to the Lord?
These are very profound statements of fact in question form. We know because of the how the remainder of the Psalm reads. However, there are a couple of verses that truly point to the reality of this Psalm. The picture painted couldn’t be any clearer.
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. ~ Psalm 27:4 KJB
If we seek this “one thing” to see, or behold, the beauty of the Lord – in all things in our life – and to seek His mind, the Mind of Christ – seek, first, His wisdom, to enquire, how can we fail?
When we look upon a tragedy that has happened in our lives, the passing of a loved one, someone having a miscarriage or someone becoming disabled due to a car accident caused by a drunk driver, when we look upon this situation and seek, first, the beauty of God our heart changes, forever. When we seek God’s Wisdom, first, the answer to the question will be delivered.
Saul, in Acts 9:6 ask the Lord, “What do you want me to do?” This was in the context of the situation that Saul was facing. Jesus Christ responded – immediately. When do we do this very thing?
And he trembling and astonished said, Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him, Arise, and go into the city, and it shall be told thee what thou must do. ~ Acts 9:6 KJB
In order for us to know how to do what God is telling us to do we will need His knowledge in order to make it happen, right? So, asking “What do You want me to know about ________?” would probably be a good follow-on question.
There are a number of verses, and phrases within each verse, that point to these opening questions being statements of fact in question form. Who is David speaking to is what must be determined if we are to grasp the remainder of this Psalm.
Either the Scripture is the divine Word of God teaching us how to live and how to be a reflection of God, or it’s nothing more than a historical account of events.