Daily Bible Podcast Day 112 – 1 Samuel 25-26, Psalm 63, Matthew 9

February 20, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan


“You, God, are my God,
earnestly I seek you;
I thirst for you,
my whole being longs for you,
in a dry and parched land
where there is no water.” ~Psalm 63:1

David is literally in a desert when he is writing these words. He uses his thirst for water as a parallel to his thirst for God. I wonder how much of David’s longing for God is due to the physical peril he is in.

My desire for God is not usually as strong as my thirst for water when I am parched. My longings isn’t the same as for a cold glass of water when I’ve been in the sun. My spiritual peril is at least as great as David’s physical peril, so why do I not display the same intensity of need as David?

Holy Spirit, my thirst for God is not often as strong as what David displays in this Psalm. I am thankful that I am not in physical peril, but I often forget that there is spiritual peril as well. Help me to hunger and thirst for righteousness so that I will pursue it more diligently.

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