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. (Psalm 27:4)
Out of all the myriad of choices that one can make, there really is only one. When all of our excuses, questions, posings, musings, debates, and complaints are exhausted, we are left with one inescapable truth: there is none other to whom we can turn; none other who can deliver and protect us; none other who can love and care for us; for You alone are God. (Nehemiah 9:6) And to deny this places our eternal soul in peril, and places us in opposition to God, rather than in His care.
David understood this; that is why his desire was to dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to behold the beauty of the LORD.
One thing. This is a very unifying approach to life, to faith—to whatever. The Hebrew text could actually say: One one I have asked. It may sound redundant, but think about it. Life is filled with one things that we must do, that need our attention. But what is the one One? Or should I say, Who is the one One. Four areas of your life will be changed forever by making the Lord, The One: Priority, Perspective, Purpose, and Practice.
Not only Putting God First, but Only
You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:3)
The heavens are Yours, the earth also is Yours; The world and all it contains, You have founded them. (Psalm 89:11)
I am the LORD, and there is no other; besides Me there is no God. (Isaiah 45:5)
But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. (Matthew 6:33)
“The most important commandment is this: ‘Listen, O Israel! The LORD our God is the one and only LORD. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your mind, and all your strength.’ (Mark 12:29-30)
We must keep our eyes on Jesus, who leads us and makes our faith complete. (Hebrews 12:2)
Here’s where it all starts. There is no doubt Who our priority must be. He must be the One one-thing. To have God as our priority places our life within the proper context—we are where we were made to be. To have God as our priority puts Him where He is to be: Alpha and Omega, both in nature and in relationship.