The Cure for Discontentment

One thing I ask of the LORD, this is what I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the LORD and to seek him in his temple.
Psalm 27:4

“Keep your eye on the ball.” Who hasn’t been told this at least once? Whether you actually plaid a sport where this was necessary, or just suffered through a P.E. class, you’ve heard these instructive words.

And cringed–because the reason you heard these words was that you swung and missed.

Maybe your heart has swung and missed today, so let me breathe a bit of hope into you and say, “Keep your eyes on Jesus. Gaze on his beauty.”

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Let me tell you a bit about God’s glory: it’s beautiful, weighty, and ours for enjoying in Jesus Christ.

Let me tell you something else about God’s glory. It is the only thing that satisfies us because HIS GLORY is the essence of his goodness. We can cast our gazes on many things that contain a reflection of his glory–and find a modicum of satisfaction–but until we gaze upon Jesus, the fullness of his glory, our hearts will remain discontent.

So what are you waiting for? Why settle for water that does not quench when Living Water is available?

Look to Jesus and see in his glory an invitation to true worship. When you look, you will see, for he has promised, “You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart” (Jeremiah 29:13).

 

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