Psalm 27:4, 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 beauty of the LORD And to meditate in His temple.
It was a popular game some time ago. One child designated as the light would call out, “Red Light!” and all the kids would stop running. They would then call out, “Green Light!” and all the kids would begin running again. This game formula was applied to many formats. It was fun and sometimes frustrating at the same time.
The man who wrote Psalm 27 was David. He knew that seeking after God would always lead to being filled.
Psalms 34:10, … But they who seek the LORD shall not be in want of any good thing.
Psalms 62:1-5, …My soul waits in silence for God only; From Him is my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, My stronghold; I shall not be greatly shaken. How long will you assail a man, That you may murder him, all of you, Like a leaning wall, like a tottering fence? They have counseled only to thrust him down from his high position; They delight in falsehood; They bless with their mouth, But inwardly they curse. Selah. My soul, wait in silence for God only, For my hope is from Him.
He also knew that the spiritual void he had as a man, could only be filled by what God had to offer. His thirst and hunger would only be satisfied at the Lord’s banquet table.
Psalms 143:6, I stretch out my hands to You; My soul longs for You, as a parched land. Selah.
Psalm 63:1, … O God, You are my God; I shall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, In a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Psalms 63:8, My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.
If you read David’s language at all, you begin to understand that man’s goal should be to seek the one who can give us all what we need. It is an ongoing effort that should never be abandoned. Too many today seek and then give-up on their pursuit of the ultimate spiritual goal. Sort of a spiritual – “Red Light, Green
Light.” The journey can be challenging and arduous. It can be painful and even heartbreaking. But the reward for real effort
is a relationship with God that is truly everything we will ever need. If you find that you have sought after God but had a
difficult time, then please don’t give up. If you feel you have found God, then please don’t stop seeking to know Him better.
Always remember that the destination is worth the climb. Godspeed!