“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 (Psalm 27:4).”

One of King David’s lifelong goals was to be intentional about beholding God’s beauty regularly. He prioritized seeing God’s beauty and delighting in his relationship with God. The biblical vision of the Christian life is a lifestyle of enjoying relationship with God by delighting in His beauty.

Delighting in the beauty of Jesus is essential to walking in victory—especially in this hour when fear, lust, offense, rejection, and violence are increasing. David wrote Psalm 27 in a time of conflict (27:1-6). He was attacked by many enemies, and tempted with fear, bitterness, and despair.

Isaiah prophesied that the Spirit would emphasize King Jesus’s beauty (33:17) in the generation of His return, and that God’s people will find stability and strength by delighting in His beauty (33:6). God’s beauty (glory, majesty) speaks of all that is attractive about Him. It includes how He thinks and feels, what He does, how He looks, and the power and knowledge He possesses. His beauty is displayed in His creation, redemption, leadership, and even how He designed humans to interact.

His beauty is also found depicted in the book of Revelation, especially in chapters 1 and 4, where we see His glorified form with many important aspects that display His character.

Your senses were designed specifically to behold the Lord’s beauty. It’s a journey of discovery that will go on for eternity. Gaze on His beauty today, asking Him to reveal Himself to you more and more. It will transform the way you think, and where your affections are directed.

Ben Passmore