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This Only Do I Seek

Anchor Devotional - 10.31.16


This is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

This is my favorite verse in Scripture. While the wicked advanced and enemies surrounded him, David looked to the Lord. His desire to enjoy the Lord was higher than life itself. It is not that David didn’t want to live; he was seeking the Lord in the “land of the living” (v. 13). It’s just that he realized his life would one day draw to a close. What is especially beautiful in this psalm is the focus.

David’s desire was not the gifts, but for the Lord, the giver of them. It’s easy to forget just who the Lord is and treat Him as a benefactor making life easier. We fail to remember He is our beloved Father who truly knows us and loves us.

The greatest gift in the universe is not a house, a car, a boat. It isn’t even your mother, father, husband, wife, or child. It is the Lord Himself, the gift we’ve received in Christ. When He redeemed us, we received fellowship and adoption into the family of the Living God. Tell Him in your daily prayers of your adoration, confession, thanksgiving, and supplication. He is listening!

Scripture Focus

Psalm 27

Insight

Our prayers enter the throne room of the most high sovereign and loving Father.

Read the Bible

  • Jeremiah 37-38
  • Psalm 120
  • 1 Corinthians 14