“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 ESV)
Are we to have “one” main purpose, goal, or “cheif end” that we seek after? It appears from this verse that David did indeed have just one cheif end; to dwell with, and be with the Lord.
The first question in the Westminster Shorter Catechism asks and answers:
Q. 1. What is the cheif end of man?
A. Man’s chief end is to glorify God, and to enjoy him forever.
We may have a million pursuits, yet they are all to have as their cheif end the glory of God, and the enjoyment of him forever.
“So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV)
- Name me one pursuit that you currently have.
- Try to think about how the glory of, and the enjoyment of God can be the cheif end of that pursuit.