One thing I ask from the LORD, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.

Psalm 27:4

David wanted always to dwell in the house of the Lord because there he would be close to God. He would also be close to the people around him, because God is keenly interested in them. From this grew David’s understanding as a leader of men who respected his godly life.
How true also of David’s Lord—our Lord!

Daily Reading: Matthew 6:16-34