-and I will dwell in the house of the Lord forever. Psalm 23:6B
Here David reaches the apex, the peak, the highest point of this wonderful Psalm. Not only will God's common grace and special love pursue and bless His sheep every day of his life on earth, but when he dies, he will go to dwell with God in His eternal heaven forever. What wonderful confidences God makes available to us.
This is especially important to David because of what David has stated as his highest priority.
David's highest desire was not to be:
- the best soldier in Israel, although surely the one who slew Goliath would qualify for that,
-the greatest military commander in the Lord’s army, though the one who had so many mighty men following him
to the death would qualify for that,
-the greatest poet and musician in all of Israel but surely the writer of so many Psalms, known as the “sweet singer” of Israel would surely be tops in those endeavors.
We know that these were not David’s highest desire, goal or pleasure because he told us what it was when he said,
“This one thing have I desired of the Lord, that will I seek after, that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all of the days of my life to behold the beauty of the Lord and to inquire of His tabernacle.” Psalm 27:4.
He desired, above all other possibilities, to dwell where God dwells and to meditate on His greatness and His perfections and to worship and serve Him. This is declared by David to be his highest priority and he knew that he would enjoy doing just that forever in heaven.
I hope that this is or will become your greatest goal and that you will enjoy fulfilling it both here and in heaven forever.