“One thing I have asked from the Lord, that I shall seek: That I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the delightfulness of the Lord, and to inquire in His temple.” Psalm 27:4
This verse was part of a song in church, but the phrase in the song that struck me was “meditate in His temple” and the word that stood out was “temple”. An instant connection was made to the verses that say we are a temple of God. I Corinthians 3:16 says “Do you not know that you are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” I Corinthians 6:19 says, “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own?”
To meditate in His temple, we don’t have to go any further than our mind, heart and spirit. We are a temple of God, with the mind of Christ (I Corinthians 2:16), a new heart (Ezekiel 36:26) and a new spirit. We can inquire in the same way, with God’s Word close at hand.
Since we are a temple of God, we can behold the delightfulness of God just by appreciating the beauty of His handiwork all around us.
Since the Spirit of God dwells in us, we are in essence, dwelling in the house of the Lord all the days of our life!
Isn’t it amazing how the Old Testament connects with the New? Isn’t it amazing how God provides for the innermost desire of our heart – to be close to Him? How easy He makes it for us. We don’t have to travel to Jerusalem or even to our local church – all we have to do is seek Him intentionally with our mind, heart and spirit. But how difficult it is to sit still and be quiet enough and focused enough to hear Him!