Ps.27:4 – 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.

David was a picture of New Testament worship. In some ways he was like a man transported back through time. He had an amazing anointing on him from his youth that drew him to love and worship the Lord. David not only set a new standard for Old Testament worship, his worship was a prophetic sign of what would happen all over the world during the church age. You could say that David was the very first New Testament worshiper. One of the characteristics of David’s worship that displayed what was to come was unveiled worship. In the tabernacle of Moses there was a veil of separation reminding Israel that all have sinned and are separated from the Lord by their sin. David knew about forgiveness. He declared it boldly in Psalm 32:1 – “Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered”. Because of this forgiveness, the righteousness that comes by faith, today we have unrestricted, unveiled worship like David did. Worship was going on in his tabernacle 24 – 7, 365 days a year. Here is Matthew Henry on unhindered, unveiled worship.

“He desired to attend in God’s courts. That he might have the pleasure of meditating upon God. He knew something of the beauty of the Lord, the infinite and transcendent amiableness of the divine being and perfections; his holiness is his beauty, his goodness is his beauty. The harmony of all his attributes is the beauty of his nature. With an eye of faith and holy love we with pleasure behold this beauty, and observe more and more in it that is amiable, that is admirable. When with fixedness of thought, and a holy flame of devout affections, we contemplate God’s glorious excellencies, and entertain ourselves with the tokens of his peculiar favor to us, this is that view of the beauty of the Lord which David here covets, and it is to be had in his ordinances, for there he manifests himself.”

David had tasted God’s goodness, that is what changed him so dramatically. He wanted to spend his life worshipping God with the gathered worshippers in the tabernacle. Today, this unrestricted, unveiled worship is available for all of us. The gathering of His church is the restoration of David’s tabernacle. He is pouring out His glory on all flesh.

2 thoughts on “BEHOLDING BEAUTY”

  1. If you move the ‘e’ in front of the ‘v’ in veil, you get evil. I just love how Jesus ripped the veil of evil that separated us from Abba!! OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD, HE REIGNS FROM HEAVEN ABOVE WITH WISDOM, POWER, and LOVE!!! OUR GOD IS AN AWESOME GOD!!! 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

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