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Episode #27 - No Hide - Yes Seek!

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Episode #27 "No Hide - Yes Seek"


God says, “do not turn aside from any of the words that I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” It is vital for your integrity, it is critical for your purity, it is a necessity for your godliness that you remain faithful and true to God! That you stay focused!

Welcome to today’s episode of the Point of Purity Podcast. A weekly study filled to the brim with the all the tools from Scripture you will ever need to build a lasting life of Biblical purity.

I’m your host, Steve Etner, Author, National Speaker, and Purity Coach for The Pure Man Ministry. In this episode we continue our deep dive into Psalm 27 and ask the question: Are you actively seeking God?

(01:00) Thank You!

I want to take just a moment before we dive into today’s episode to thank so many of you for your faithfulness to this podcast. Our listenership is quite literally growing daily. And that is due in large part because many of you are sharing this podcast with others. So again, thank you for helping us bring God’s Truth from God’s Word sharing God’s power to help men and women across the globe win their war for sexual purity and live in victory and freedom!

It’s hard to believe that we are already at episode # 27. And I am blown away to hear that over the last 27 weeks this podcast has reached thousands of downloads and is listened to in over 30 countries and territories! Praise the Lord!

Over the last few months, we have received a number of emails, phone calls, and texts letting us know how this Point of Purity Podcast is helping you not only address your struggles with lust, porn, and masturbation; but – more importantly – this podcast is helping you grow in your walk with Christ! Please, keep your comments (and donations to this ministry) coming – we love hearing from you, and it is a big boost and encouragement to us to keep pressing on!

Here at The Pure Man Ministry, I am committed to helping you live a life that daily honors and glorifies God in everything you think, say, and do. To that end - in every episode we air, I guarantee hands-down that you will always hear God’s truth presented in a way that is engaging, encouraging, exhorting, and exciting.

(02:52)One Thing Only

And so, I hope you’re ready today to continue our deep dive into Psalm 27. In this episode we are taking a look at verse 4 which says:

“One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: 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 inquire in his temple.”

Wow! Talk about single-mindedness! David is saying here that there is only one thing he is asking of God. One thing! Let’s pause for a moment and really think about that. David is the King of Israel. The head honcho. The top dog. And as such he is daily dealing with the politics of running a nation. He’s constantly facing opponents from within the kingdom who want to oust him. He’s also contending with other nations outside of the kingdom who want to defeat him. He’s even got significant, ongoing family issues. King David is facing pressures and problems beyond our ability to comprehend. And yet, out of the myriad of things on his mind, out of the countless favors he could ask of his Creator, there was only one thing he wanted. Only one thing he was intently asking of God.

Not only (watch this now – not only) is he presenting to God this singular request, but he is relentlessly persistent about it. He writes in verse four, “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after.” In other words, I’m going to ask this of God not just once, not even twice. I’m going to keep on asking (and keep on asking and keep on asking) until He answers me! My heart is fixed, it is focused, it is locked on to this one thing. The pursuit of my heart, the dedication of my life is centered around this one thing. And I’m not quitting. I’m not giving up until I get this one thing from God – this thing that I so deeply desire and desperately need!

OK, enquiring minds want to know, what was this one thing that David desired? What was this one thing he couldn’t live without? Was it longevity of life? Was it favor with his people? Was it a lack of conflict within his family? Maybe it was the defeat and destruction of all his enemies so he could live and reign in peace! What was this “one thing” that King David sought after from God?

Listen to Psalm 27:4 once again. “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.” Seriously? That’s it? That’s the one great and wonderful thing David is asking of God? Yep!

David’s deepest, greatest heart’s desire; the one thing he wanted – needed – longed for more than anything else was to be constantly and consistently in the presence of the almighty, all-powerful, most holy creator of the universe all the days of his life. Oh, that you and I would have that passion, that hunger, that thirst, that craving. Let me ask you: what would be different in your life if that were your singular goal?

Imagine for just a moment, that instead of craving the satisfaction of the flesh, instead of longing for the next pop, the next rush, the next euphoric feeling of “ahhhh;” instead of turning to lust, porn and masturbation for your sense of satisfaction, (imagine) being driven deep in your heart, desiring way down in the core of your being, wanting to have, longing to pursue, thirsting for a closer walk with God!

Can you picture the exquisite joy and unfathomable peace deep in your soul from just kneeling before the almighty, basking in the sheer ecstasy of His glorious presence? My friend, lust, porn and masturbation can never – it will never give you that which your soul longs for! This is why David cries out “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life.”

I would like to take a couple of minutes here and share with you some select verses from the Psalms. Key verses that the Psalmist wrote around this theme of a putting all of your attention upon God, dwelling at all times in His glorious, majestic, holy presence. As you are listening to these verses, I want you to keep in mind the words of Matthew 12:34 where Jesus tells us that our words are a direct expression of our heart. Here’s my point: As I read these verses to you, take a moment to truly listen to the heart of the Psalmist. Listen to him share his passion, his drive, his heart, and his innermost desire to be totally and single-mindedly focused on God at all times.

For example, Psalm 26:8 says, “O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” Did you hear his heart? Did you catch the passion here? He said, “I LOVE the habitation of your house. I LOVE the place where your glory dwells.” Can you say that? Can you truthfully say that you LOVE being in the presence of God? You should! Truth-be-told we have gotten into the habit of saying “I love me. I love being in the presence of me! I love anything that makes King Me happy, happy, happy.”

Oh, my friend, how desperately you need to “love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind.” (Luke 10:27) When you feel that way about God, about being in the presence of your creator, your Heavenly Father – THEN you can truly say “O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.”

In Psalm 84:1-2 we read, “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God.” Wow! Oh, to be able to say – from your heart, from the core of your being – that being in the presence of God, fellowshipping with your Heavenly Father is exquisitely beautiful, divinely delightful, highly satisfying and perfectly pleasing! That’s exactly what this text is saying. God’s throne-room is so wonderful, so awesome, so soul-inspiring that the Psalmist “longs” and even “faints” for the continual presence of God in his life. Do you “long” for time alone with God? Do you have a strong, persistent craving, a driving and earnest desire to be with God, talking with Him and just listening to Him talk to you?

Eight verses later, in Psalm 84:10, the Psalmist declares, “a day in your courts is better than a thousand elsewhere. I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than dwell in the tents of wickedness.” Again, can you hear the heart of the Psalmist here? Do you grasp the impact of what he is saying? Let’s be honest: some of you listening to this podcast struggle going a day without porn and masturbation let alone a day hanging out with God. I know, because that was a very real battle for me at one time.

Please hear me out. I used to believe, in fact, I was firmly convinced that I could not live, could not go a single day without getting my fix from porn and masturbation. The thought of giving that up for some spiritual siesta with the man upstairs was fodder for laughter as far as I was concerned. Giving up my sinful habits just so I could be with God? What a joke. That is until I began to actually do it.

Today, I am speaking truth from my heart when I tell you that a day invested at the throne of God is far, far better than a thousand days spent living for King Me. I would much rather sweep the streets of heaven for all of eternity than wallow in the muck of sexual impurity the rest of my life!

Let me share a couple more Psalms with you. Psalm 42:1-2 reminds us that “as a deer pants for flowing streams, so pants my soul for you, O God. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. When shall I come and appear before God?”

And in Psalm 63:1-2 we read, “O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water. So I have looked upon you in the sanctuary, beholding your power and glory.”

Well, have you heard, I mean really heard the heart of the Psalmist? Can you begin to understand now why he says, “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the LORD all the days of my life”?

Ok, so what about you? When you pray, when you come before God, when you approach His throne of Grace, what do you talk with Him about? What do you ask for? What’s on your agenda, your “prayer list”? What are the things that you desperately want to request of Him? What’s the first thing off your lips after the perfunctory “Dear Heavenly Father” type intro?

Truth-be-told, if we would be totally honest here, I’m afraid we’d have to confess that our prayers tend to focus on me, me, me. “God, I need that. God would you please do this for me? God would you please give me _____? Oh, and God, would you please bless the missionaries, heal Aunty Sue’s ingrown toenail so she’s not so grouchy, and help Grandpa Jimmy’s lumbago to go away so he can come for a visit. And, of course, would you p-l-e-a-s-e fix my spouses snoring so I can get a decent night’s rest?” I jest, but hopefully you get the idea.

Jesus commands us in Matthew 6:33 to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.” Psalm 27:8 says, “You have said, ‘Seek my face.’ My heart says to you, ‘Your face, LORD, do I seek.” (Psalm 27:8) So, again I ask you to seriously consider, what is the #1 thing you desire from God? What drives your prayer? Who is on the throne of your heart when you’re talking with God?

“Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:12-13)

(15:48) Stay Focused!

Ok, let’s dig a little deeper here. Are you daily laser-focused on seeking after God and only God in every aspect of life? Hear me out. I’m asking far more right now than just “do you desire to be with God?” That’s a worthy aspiration, a noble and right goal. But right now, I’m attempting to draw your attention toward action. What are you doing with that desire? How are you living out that passion? How are you achieving that goal? What steps are you taking today to ensure success? What about tomorrow, next week, next month? What long-term, long-range plans do you have in place to continuously dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of your life? In short, in what ways are you disciplining yourself right now to stay focused?

Did you know that what you allow yourself to see every day largely determines your honest answer to those questions? Seriously! The things you see day in, and day out has a huge influence on the things you think each day. And the things you think throughout the day drastically impacts the things you do during that day. So, I urge you to give serious consideration to what you are allowing your eyes to see.

Proverbs 4:25 commands, “Let your eyes look straight ahead, fix your gaze directly before you.”

The verb to “look” in this verse refers to paying close attention to what you are seeing; considering very carefully the things that your eyes are observing. In other words, keep your focus straight ahead, permanently fixed on God. Always fixed on God. Don’t allow your eyes to wander – even for a moment. Make sure that what you allow to enter the eye-gate is food for your soul and not fodder for your flesh. This is why Jesus says in Matthew 6:22 that “the eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light.” This is also why I am to “turn my eyes from looking at worthless things.” (Proverbs 119:37)

So, I’m going to ask you some tough but important questions that demand an answer.

  • Every day – day in and day out – every day of your life, what are you allowing your eyes to see? What kind of images do you typically look at (and I’m not just referring to porn)? Where do your eyes tend to gravitate and upon what do they linger?
  • What types of TV shows and movies do you watch? Why are you watching them? What and who are on them that appeal to you and why? What are you hoping to catch a glimpse of and why?
  • What websites are you frequenting? Why do you visit them? What images tend to capture your attention and why? How are those images influencing your thoughts and impacting your behavior?
  • What apps do you use? Why are you using them?
  • What magazines do you typically gravitate to and why?

Whether you realize it or not, every one of those things I just referred to has a powerful influence upon your mind. Every one of them has a significant impact upon your behavior. What you see influences what you think, and what you think impacts what you do!

God says (Proverbs 4:25) you are to look “straight ahead.” Your focus is to be directly in front of you, not to the left or the right. Now, I’m fairly certain that God isn’t saying it’s wrong for your physical eyeballs to literally look left or look right. If that were the case, I seriously doubt He would have created you with that ability. So, what does He mean by commanding us to look straight ahead?

Listen to His instructions to Joshua (Joshua 1:7) “Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant commanded you.” Now pause for a moment. Do you see the focus here? Are you truly hearing God’s command? Be careful, be attentive, be focused on God’s way and God’s will revealed in God’s Word. He goes on to command, “Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may have good success wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:7)

In other words, stay faithful and true to your Heavenly Father. Stay focused on God’s will revealed to us in God’s Word! Seek after only one thing – to dwell in the house of the Lord (to be with God) all the days of your life, to continuously and consistently walk in sweet fellowship with your creator and Heavenly Father; to daily talk with Him and listen (truly listen) as He talks with you. Don’t allow yourself to deviate from that desire, that passion, that goal one little bit. Let your eyes, your focus, your passion look straight ahead.

God says in Deuteronomy 28:14 “do not turn aside from any of the words that I command you today, to the right hand or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.” Then in Joshua 23:6 God again commands, “Be very strong to keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, turning aside from it neither to the right hand nor to the left.”

(22:24) No Weak Seek

David cried out, “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after.” What about you my friend? Are you seeking God? Are you laser focused on Him? Listen (watch this now), a five-minute devotional is what I call a weak seek (w-e-a-k ... weak seek), a novel attempt, doing your Christian duty, doing a “spiritual task” to get it out of the way. That just won’t cut it. You must be strong, focused, determined, daily committed to seeking after God always; and then consistently, resolutely, unwaveringly devoted to walking in obedience to God and reverence for your Creator, your Savior, and your Heavenly Father. You see, when this is what you seek, when God and God alone influences and directs your thinking, when your thoughts glorify God, your daily attitude and behavior will be that which glorifies Him.

(23:33) Wear Your Blinders

I have a question for you: What happens when you focus all of your attention on that which is directly in front of you? Think about the blinders on a horse. Those blinders cover the rear vision of the horse, forcing it to look only in a forward direction thereby keeping it on track. It is vital that you are not distracted, confused, and sidetracked by other things that have the potential of drawing you off the right path. When you focus completely on God, you won’t see that lure dangling enticingly off to the side, trying to pull you away from your single-hearted devotion to Christ.

In Deuteronomy 5:32 we read “Be careful therefore to do as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.” God paints a very clear picture in this verse; our eyes are to be focused upon Him at all times. “One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after.” In Psalm 141:8 the psalmist declares, “My eyes are toward you, O God, my Lord; in you I seek refuge.” The writer of Hebrews puts it this way, “fix your thoughts on Jesus!” (Hebrews 3:1 NIV’84)

I cannot emphasize this next point enough. Never lose sight of the fact that what consumes your mind will control your life. This is why you must keep your eyes always on God. You see, the more you are focused upon yourself, the less likely you will be to walk the right path in life. I once heard it said that when you fix your thoughts on God, God fixes your thoughts! I like that.

I also find great significance in the fact that Proverbs 4:25 commands our eyes to look “straight” ahead - toward God and God alone. When you seek God, when you focus on following Him completely, the only path God will ever lead you down is the straight one.

God says, “I guide you in the way of wisdom and lead you along straight paths” (Proverbs 4:11). This is why Proverbs 4:25 tells us that our eyes are to look straight ahead. That’s where God is! That is the direction where God is leading. When you keep your eyes fixed on God, when your gaze is always looking straight ahead, Proverbs 2:6-15 tells us what will happen (listen closely):

“For the Lord grants wisdom! From his mouth come knowledge and understanding. He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest. He is a shield to those who walk with integrity. He guards the paths of the just and protects those who are faithful to him. Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair, and you will find the right way to go. For wisdom will enter your heart, and knowledge will fill you with joy. Wise choices will watch over you. Understanding will keep you safe. Wisdom will save you from evil people, from those whose words are twisted. ” (Proverbs 2:6-15) This is what happens to the one whose singular goal in life is to dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of his/her life.

Do you remember what Proverbs 3:5-6 says? “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Oh, my friend, seek Him first in every aspect of your life. Keep your focus always upon Him and He will help you defeat the 3-headed dragon of lust, porn and masturbation! This isn’t a pipe dream – this is truth!

Compare that with what we’re talking about in Proverbs 4:25. Investing time in the word of God every day will provide you with wisdom. It will give you an understanding of what is right, just and fair. It will show you every good and straight path. God won’t do the work for you, but He will help you do the work.

(28:14) No U-Turn Allowed

Let me repeat this point. God’s word will always give you discretion and understanding. It will keep you from looking to the left or to the right, it will prevent you from being distracted, confused, and sidetracked - thus leaving the straight path, doing a U-Turn and living for King Me again. Proverbs 15:21 says, “folly is a joy to him who lacks sense, but a man of understanding walks straight ahead.” God’s word will give you that understanding, it will show you that straight path. But keep in mind that simply reading God’s word is not enough. God will show you in His word the path you are to take; however, you must choose daily to actually walk it.

Now, let’s revisit Proverbs 4:25 and take note that God says you are to “fix” your gaze on that which is directly in front of you. Ok, great! But what does that mean and how do I do that? To “fix” means you are locking something down, setting it as you would set something in cement. Fixing your gaze straight before you means your eyes are not wandering at all. You are consistently looking straight ahead – focusing solely on God – fixing (locking) your gaze upon your Heavenly Father.

Don’t look to the left or to the right – that’s not where God is, that’s not the place of peace and blessing.

Hebrews 12:2 reminds us to daily “fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith.”

2 Corinthians 4:18 challenges us: “don’t look at the troubles we can see now; rather, fix our gaze on the things that cannot be seen (in other words, keep your focus on God, on the eternal things that really matter. Why? The verse goes on to say:) For the things we see now will soon be gone, but the things we cannot see will last forever.” Keep the main thing the main thing. Keep God always on the throne of your heart.

Do you get the idea that what you think about (everything that goes on in your mind) matters to God? God’s command in Scripture is clear: fix your eyes on Him. Set a guard around your mind by being very careful about what allow yourself to see. As Proverbs 4:23 puts it, “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.”

Everything you see has a direct impact on what you think. And what you think has a direct bearing on what you do. So, you need to be careful about what your eyes see. Remember that 1 Corinthians 10:31 and Colossians 3:17 command us to glorify God in everything we do. Does that apply to what you see? You better believe it! Are you looking straight ahead or allowing your eyes to glance ever so slightly to the left or to the right, searching for that tiny morsel of worldly pleasure?

(31:56) Persistently Pursuing Perfection

Let’s look once again at our base text of Psalm 27:4 where David says, “One thing have I asked of the LORD, that will I seek after: 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 inquire in his temple.” (Psalm 27:4)

Notice that David’s singular goal, that perfection which he was persistently pursuing was to “dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of (his) life.” In short, he was determined to make every moment of every day all about God vs. being centered around himself. What about you?

What I want you to understand here is that David was experiencing a paradigm shift – a complete change of perspective. Instead of wanting God to be with him, he wanted to be with God. Instead of wanting God to meet his needs, he wanted to serve God. Instead of wanting God to talk with him, he wanted to talk with God. Instead of wanting to enjoy the beauty of the world around him, he wanted to be immersed in the perfect beauty that is God.

Can you see the difference? One perspective is built completely around King Me, the other around God. One perspective will allow you to enjoy a close walk with your Heavenly Father; the other will find you desperately lost, confused, and repetitively missing the mark. God is not here for you, my friend; you are here for God.

(33:41) The Right Destination Requires the Right Map

Imagine for a moment that you flew to Los Angeles to participate in a large men’s conference. When you arrive at LAX and pick up your bag, you immediately head to the car rental counter where you get the keys, find your car, and leave the airport. Now imagine that for some unknown and unforeseen reason, your GPS isn’t working. You reach into the glove compartment and pull out a map. Are you tracking with me? Upon opening the map, you discover that instead of a map of Los Angeles, you are looking at a map of Detroit.

Now I have a question for you: How effective is that map of Detroit going to be in helping you reach the convention center in LA where the conference is being held? Obviously, it is useless. It’s a great map, one of the best you’ve ever seen. It is well done, roads and routes are clearly marked out, the colors are vibrant, the legend is understandable; it’s a great tool to help you get to your destination – if you were in Detroit, on your way to Comerica Park or Ford Field.

It truly is a wonderful map. You love that map! So, even though you’re frustrated, you try to change your attitude, attempting to navigate your way around the city of Los Angeles using that wonderful, detailed map of Detroit. However, that doesn’t change the fact that by using a map of Detroit you will not arrive at your intended destination in LA. You are guaranteed to end up lost, frustrated and discouraged.

I am going to read to you three verses from Scripture. I want you to listen closely to them and then answer this question: According to those verses, what is your primary objective every single day of your life?

(1 Corinthians 10:31) “So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (Colossians 3:17) “And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus.” (Colossians 3:23) “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men.”

OK, now here is the question again: According to those verses, what is your primary objective every single day of your life? The answer? To glorify God. It’s all about God.

Now watch this: To get to the right destination, you need the right map. When you try to navigate life with the goal of glorifying God while using the map of King Me you will be lost, frustrated and discouraged - guaranteed. Glorifying God is nowhere to be seen on the map of King map.

When you try to interpret the world around you and the experiences, tests, trials, and temptations you face from the perspective of how it relates to yourself – you will be confused, and perplexed, questioning the hand of God in your life, thinking God doesn’t care. Oh, my friend, please let this truth speak deep into your chest: the journey is not about you! When you try to make it about you, you will always end up in the wrong part of town.

Instead of wanting God to be with you, you must want to be with God. Instead of wanting God to meet your needs, you must want to serve Him. Instead of wanting God to talk with you, you must want to talk with God. Instead of wanting to enjoy the beauty of the world around you, you must want to be immersed in all of the beauty that is God.

You need a paradigm shift – a change in perspective – you need to change maps. You must (Philippians 3:13) “forget what lies behind (in other words, reject the things that King Me wants) and strain forward to what lies ahead (choosing to embrace the things that God wants).” (Romans 8:13) “If you live according to the flesh (in other words, if you try to navigate life with King Me at the helm) you will die (you will fail to reach the goal), but if by the Spirit you put to death the deeds of the body (if you change maps and allow God to be Lord and leader of your life), you will live.”

Jesus said, in John 12:25-26, “Whoever loves his life loses it (whoever follows the King Me map of life will get lost), and whoever hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life (whoever tosses the map of King Me away and chooses to follow the map of life God gives will arrive at your destination safely). If anyone serves me, he must follow me (he must use the right map); and where I am, there will my servant be also. If anyone serves me, the Father will honor him.”

Do you “long to dwell in (God’s) tent forever and take refuge in the shelter of (His) wings”? (Psalm 61:4) Then choose daily to “seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness” (Matthew 6:33), and “deny (yourself) and take up (your) cross daily and follow (Christ).” (Luke 9:23).

When you do, when you change maps, you will arrive safely at your destination and you will be able to say along with David (Psalm 26:8) “O LORD, I love the habitation of your house and the place where your glory dwells.” (Psalm 65:4) “What joy for ... those who live in your holy courts. What festivities await us inside your holy Temple.”

Let me close today’s podcast with three more passages of Scripture. If you can, close your eyes as you listen and let these words speak over your heart.

(Psalm 84:1, 2, and 4) “How lovely is your dwelling place, O LORD of hosts! My soul longs, yes, faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and flesh sing for joy to the living God. Blessed are those who dwell in your house, ever singing your praise!”

(Psalm 63:2-5) “I have seen you in your sanctuary and gazed upon your power and glory. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how I praise you! I will praise you as long as I live, lifting up my hands to you in prayer. You satisfy me more than the richest feast. I will praise you with songs of joy.”

And Psalm 84:10 - “A single day in your courts is better than a thousand anywhere else! I would rather be a gatekeeper in the house of my God than live the good life in the homes of the wicked.”

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(42:09) Closing Soundtrack

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