One Thing – Nothing More Beautiful!

Psalm 27:4-8 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
4 One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek[01245]
That I may dwell[03427] in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold[02372] the beauty of the Lord and to meditate[01239] in His temple.
5 For in the day of trouble He will conceal me in His tabernacle; In the secret place of His tent He will hide me; He will lift me up on a rock.
6 And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, and I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the Lord.
7 Hear, O Lord, when I cry with my voice, and be gracious to me and answer me.
8 When You said, “Seek My face,” my heart said to You, “Your face, O Lord, I shall seek[01245].”

Your face, O Lord, I seek –Ps 27:8
My “One Thing” is to behold the Lord’s beauty –Ps 27:4
In the place where His “glory” dwells –Ps 26:8
Jesus – He is altogether lovely to behold –Song 5:16
The fairest of ten thousand to my soul –Song 5:10
Sing, sing, sing to the Lord
A new song of victory/deliverance –Ps 96:1
Sing to the Lamb who stands in the center of the throne –Rev 5:6
Midst the springs where living water flows –Rev 7:15-17
Sing and celebrate the King –Ps 63:7
Taste and see His goodness –Ps 34:8
Experience His power and glory in His sanctuary
Nothing more beautiful to behold! –Ps 63:2

Word Study
From NetBible Ps 27:4

  • dwell[03427] = abide, inhabit, marry, keep house
  • behold[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *Psalm 11:7 The LORD is righteous, He loves righteousness; The upright will behold[02372] His face.
    ** To “see” God’s “face” means to have access to his presence and to experience his favor
  • meditate[01239] = seek, inquire, consider, contemplate, examine

From NetBible Ps 27:4, Ps 27:8

  • seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer

From NetBible Ps 96:1

  • * A new song is appropriate because the Lord is constantly intervening in the world as its just king in fresh and exciting ways.. See also Pss 33:3; 40:3; 98:1.
  • Psalm 118:15Songs of joy and victory/deliverance are sung in the camp{tent} of the godly. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things!

From NetBible Ps 63:7
For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy.

  • sing for joy[07442] = rejoice aloud for triumph, celebrate

From NetBible Ps 63:2
Thus I have seen You in the sanctuary, To see Your power and Your glory

  • seen[02372] = to see (by experience), perceive, prophesy
    *same as behold in Ps 27:4
  • see[07200] = to cause to be seen/provided
    * same as Gen 22:14And Abraham called the name of the place, The–LORD–Will–See/Provide[07200]; as it is said to this day, “In the Mount of The LORD it shall be seen/provided[07200]“.


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One Response to “One Thing – Nothing More Beautiful!”

  1. khollandsblog Says:

    Jeremiah 29:13 … When you seek me in prayer and worship, you will find me available to you. If you search for me with all your heart and soul …

    * seek[01245] = require, desire, exact, request
    -to search out (by any method, specifically
    in worship or prayer

    * search for[01875] = seek with care, enquire, to follow
    – in prayer and worship

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