I will get to the Scripture for this blog, but first let me connect the last few blogs with this one. Telling others to “stand firm” is essential, but how do we accomplish that when we are surrounded with so many voices and those who claim to have ‘the truth’ or solutions to problems in this world and confusion in the church?
In some ways, David was a man just like us. He lived in a nation that had rebelled against God over centuries and as a result, they were being mistreated and over-run by other nations. Not only that, he is hired by an illegitimate king chosen by these rebellious people and not God; a mad-man. In such conditions, David asked the Lord for something very unique.
“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.” (Psalm 27:4). How interesting that David wraps three requests into one.
The house of the Lord is a place where distractions are removed. In that place, he has the opportunity to give full attention to the Lord, His Word and His glory. There must have been questions in David’s heart that only the Lord could answer. Answers from the Lord would prepare David to face the mess outside. I can personally assure you that being alone with the Lord will equip you for “standing firm” in an evil world.
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