Imagine a news reporter conducting a series of interviews for a special program titled “ONE THING”. This reporter has the privilege of travelling back in time to meet with any person in history. I’m thinking that one of the interviews might look like this:
The reporter interviewed KING DAVID – Known as the “sweet psalmist of Israel”. (2nd Samuel 23:1) Not only King, David was also a musician, singer, songwriter and composer of poems. He was described by God as “a man after My own heart, who will do all my will.” (Acts 13:22)
REPORTER: “King David, what is the ONE THING you have desired and pursued in your life?
KING DAVID: “Interesting that you should ask that, because there really is “One thing I have desired of the Lord, that will I 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 inquire in His temple.” (Psalm 27:4)
REPORTER: “Let’s see if I understand that. You insistently ask God to be in His presence as long as you live, just to gaze on His beauty and meditate on Him?
KING DAVID: “That is correct. There is nothing more important in life than knowing Him and cultivating a close relationship with Him. Nothing! That’s the ONE THING I desire and am pursuing every day!”
Tomorrow, in Part 2 of “Interviews From the Past”, our reporter will look at another aspect of ONE THING. Log on to read the next interview.