"One Thing Have I Desired … "

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“One thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after; 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. For in the time of trouble He shall hide me in His pavilion: in the secret of His tabernacle shall He hide me; He shall set me up upon a rock” (Psa. 27:45).
David wanted to dwell in that place where he found the Lord’s honor maintained. He wanted to dwell in that house all the days of his life. Dear young people, do we prize the presence of the Lord more than any gain there is in this life? How easy it is to allow things to come in that break our communion so that we cannot enjoy the presence of the Lord. That is an irrevocable loss. You cannot estimate what a loss that is to your soul! May God in His infinite grace keep you in such a way that you shall ever be in a state where you can go immediately into the presence of the Lord like David and learn more of His beauty. Then when trouble comes for it will come the Lord will hide you in His pavilion.
A. M. Barry