“Surely I will not go into the chamber of my house,
Or go up to the comfort of my bed;
I will not give sleep to my eyes
Or slumber to my eyelids,
Until I find a place for the Lord,
A dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.”
For David, the writer of Psalm 132, this was a literal vow. At this time in his life (2 Samuel 7), he recognized
that the Ark of the Covenant, on which God’s glory dwells (Exodus 25:22; Leviticus 16:2) needed a place of honor.
He desired to build a house for the Lord to dwell in, a place where the Lord would be worshiped! David would not build the
temple, his son Solomon would accomplish this task. However, David was active in the planning of the temple and was
eager to honor and glorify the Lord. He purposed to give all energy and effort to bring glory to the Lord.
Although we do not find ourselves in the position of building a majestic house of worship, we still must desire and purpose
each day to seek the Lord. We must make it the desire of our heart to see that God alone will receive all glory and honor. May we not give place
to sleep or rest until we have given the Lord proper place in our lives. The Lord must be glorified! For just as the blood was brought to the mercy
seat to make atonement for Israel, He has justified us through the blood of His own Son, Jesus Christ (Romans 3:24-25), to be “the propitiation for
our sins, and not for ours only but also for the whole world (1 John 2:2).” Christians, we must press on! Let us not grow weary while doing
good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart (Galatians 6:9). It is time to seek the Lord!
Seek the Lord and His strength;
Seek His face evermore!
1 Chronicles 16:11