To dwell in the house of the lord all the days of my life to gaze on the beauty of the lord and seek him in his temple. Jesus became flesh and dwelt among us for a time.
At the close of matthew s gospel jesus says remember i am with you always until the end of the age matt 28 20.
Dwell in the house of the lord. Such passages are of course not to be understood literally. This is what i desire. Notice first of all that it is a d esire.
However the ultimate goal of the lord s shepherding of us is the house of the lord. According to this psalm the lord leads us from one station to another until we are brought. One thing have i asked of the lord that will i seek inquire for and insistently require.
To dwell in the house of the lord forever. The kind of spirituality the westminster catechism teaches goes far beyond any routine or ritual. 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.
And i will dwell. They express the. Psalm 27 4 one thing have i desired of the lord that i will seek after.
That i may dwell in the house of the lord in his presence all the days of my life to behold and gaze upon the beauty the sweet attractiveness and the delightful loveliness of the lord and to meditate consider and inquire in his temple. 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 enquire in his temple. Psalm 23 6 concludes with the words i will dwell in the house of the lord for ever christians love psalm 23 mainly because it speaks of the lord as the shepherd.
5 for in the day of trouble he will hide me in his shelter. David never built a house for the lord to dwell in but the lord built a house for david not a dwelling place of stones and wood but a heritage a lineage of kings that culminates with the king of kings jesus himself. Though a war breaks out against me i will keep my trust.
One thing have i desired of the lord that will i seek after. The lord is my salvation 3 though an army encamps around me my heart will not fear. 4 one thing i have asked of the lord.
Through the atoning work of jesus christ and union with him by the holy spirit sinners may become the children and household of god. And i shall dwell in the house of the lord forever 23 6. People listened to the beauty of his words and asked him questions.
In the house of the lord for ever comp. Therefore also must mean living as god s people in his eternal presence including the here and now. Such longing for life with god in the house of god concludes what is perhaps the most well known and beloved psalm.