4 “One thing I ask of the Lord; this I seek: To dwell in the Lord’s house all the days of my life, to gaze on the Lord’s beauty, to visit his temple.”
It’s interesting to compare this passage with other places in Scripture where one thing was emphasized. In Luke 10:41 Jesus tells Martha, who is anxious and worried about many things, that only one thing was necessary and Mary was doing just that: sitting at Christ’s feet and learning of him. In Philippians 3:13 and 14 the apostle Paul declares that he is focused on one thing and that is knowing Christ. All three of these passages have a common theme: they all emphasize the supreme good of pursuing an intimate relationship with God and his Son, Jesus.
Sometimes I don’t envy a new believer who’s entering the life of the church for the first time. Often they…
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