Wednesday, October 9, 2019

The Beauty of God


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

My wife and I recently took in the sights, sounds, and smells of fall at Itasca State Park. I’ve grown to look forward to this fall activity, though there are years it doesn’t come to pass for various reasons. The trees filling the park explode with color in the fall: red, orange, pink, yellow, etc. It’s a smorgasbord for the eyes. I love it!

When you behold something beautiful you sometimes get entranced by it. Have you ever witnessed a sunset that captured your attention or looked upon a mountain scene and just been in awe? Even manmade beauty can captivate us, whether it be a painting or a beautiful home or a finely crafted vehicle.

Now think about David’s words in Psalm 27:4. David had a request for God. He desired to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of his life so he could unceasingly gaze upon the beauty of God. I wonder if we often forget that attribute of God. God is beautiful. That sentence doesn’t come close to conveying the extent of God’s beauty. I don’t think human language has the words to convey the beauty of God. David longed to unceasingly gaze upon the beauty of God. He realized that to look upon God’s beauty would forever captivate him.

We get that privilege in eternity. When people think of Heaven and eternity many concepts and images come to mind, but have we forgotten the glory of God’s beauty. In our eternal home, we will behold the most beautiful sight in the universe. Nothing else compares. We will behold God Himself in all His glory and beauty. If a sunset or fall colors captivate us, what will the immeasurable beauty of God Himself do for us? We will be captivated for eternity!

“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...”

As believers in Jesus Christ, we will have that privilege. Oh, what a day that will be!

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