Scriptures tell us to meditate on “His Law” night and day (Joshua 1:8). We all know this but putting it into practice is something most of us struggle to accomplish. Worse yet some of us have resolved to give up completely and simply resign ourselves to a life of mediocrity in God. Grace covers our weakness yet let us not abuse grace as an excuse to settle for anything less than wholeheartedness unto the Lord.
It’s in the place of prayer and the Bible that we find God. He is calling all of us unto a deeper place in Himself. David knew this when he said, “One thing I have desired of the LORD, that will I seek: 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.” How did David succeed? He declared the primary preoccupation of his heart was to seek God’s beauty. God’s beauty was the powerful force that empowered and conquered David’s heart. The highest goal in David’s life was to know God and be in God’s house with 4,000 musicians and 288 singers worshipping God (1 Chronicles 23:5; 25:7). Thank God we live in the days of the “portable worship team,” we literally can have the best worship music with us anywhere—24/7.
It is in the place of prayer and meditation upon word that we begin to encounter the Beauty of God. The phrases, “I have desired” and “that will I seek” are significant in that they reveal what was in David’s heart both in his youth and as an older man. In David’s teenage years, he sang love songs to God without any human audience. He sought God’s beauty during his 20’s, as jealous King Saul chased him throughout all of Judah to kill him. Then in his 30’s when he was king at Hebron and in his later years form his 40’s up until he died at age 70 as king over all Israel.
Whether in a season of victory or testing, whether in a time of exhilaration or depression, the primary thing David set his heart on was God’s beauty. David described it as, “the one thing he most desired and sought.” Take your Bible, pen and paper, worship music, and set your heart before the Lord. See the one whose beauty transcends anything your eyes have ever beheld.