Songs of Worship
4 One thing have I asked 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 gaze upon the beauty of the Lord
and to inquire  in his temple.
5 For he will hide me in his shelter
in the day of trouble;
he will conceal me under the cover of his tent;
he will lift me high upon a rock.
6 And now my head shall be lifted up
above my enemies all around me,
and I will offer in his tent
sacrifices with shouts of joy;
I will sing and make melody to the Lord.
What did David mean when He spoke of the beauty of the Lord? Of course David did not physically see the Lord in the tabernacle, he experienced the beautiful sence of His presence found in the anointing of the Lord. The anointing is the revealing of God’s very nature, which is perfect goodness. Whenever someone “feels” the presence of the Lord they are struck by His beautiful qualities. Things like purity, kindness, holiness, extravagance, wisdom, and power are what you encounter and David refered to as the beauty of the Lord. Worship is not a means to anything else, it is not a formula for success. Worship is our response to greatness. When you encounter the Lord, you will become a worshiper. You will sing like David,” One thing have I desired of the Lord, and that will I seek after, that I might dwell in the house of the Lord, all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord” . Begin to look for the Lord today. You might find Him in your devotional time, possibly in your present circumstances, or in His handiwork revealed in creation. Once you see Him your only response is to gaze upon Him in worship.