The Doorpost: Gaze upon the beauty of the Lord

Ray King

One thing I have asked of the Lord, that I will seek after: that I will dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in His temple.

—Psalm 27:4

The cares, challenges, and attractions of life, even our efforts to serve God, can distract us from what is most important—seeking to gaze on the beauty of the Lord Himself.

When the verse above was written, God’s people sought Him in His temple, where His presence was behind a veil. When Jesus died for our sins, that veil was torn in two, but a veil has remained over the minds of those who don’t believe. When we turn to the Lord and receive the Holy Spirit, that veil is removed as well and we can see Him more clearly, but still only partially (2 Corinthians 3:16, 1 Corinthians 13:12).

When Jesus returns and takes us to heaven, we will finally see Him as He is and be transformed completely to be like Him (1 John 3:2)? That is what we should be seeking after and looking forward to in everything we do.

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