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My Soul Thirsts for God

John Collins05/23/2012
In the wilderness of Judah, with enemies looking to kill him, David writes Psalm 63.

He says, "God, you are my God."  I am seeking after you.  My soul thirsts for you, God.  My flesh faints for thirst of you, as it does in a dry, weary land with no water.

I have seen you in the sanctuary, I have watched your power and glory.  Because your steadfast Love is better than life, I will praise you.  I will bless you as long as I live, God, I will lift up my hands to praise your name.

My soul will be satisfied, as it is when I have just tasted rich food.  My mouth will praise you with joyful lips.

I will remember You when I lie down in my bed, and I will meditate on You, God, in the watches of the night.  You have been my help, and in the shadow of your wings I will sing for joy.

My soul clings to you.  Your right hand holds me fast.  Those who seek to destroy my life will go down into the depths of the earth, and shall be given over to the power of the sword.  The jackals will feast on their remains.

But the king shall rejoice in God.  All who swear by him shall rejoice greatly.

For the mouths of liars will be stopped.

As Christians, we should ask ourselves:  Does our soul thirst for God?  When our enemies surround us, do we take sanctuary in His right hand?  Are we satisfied with the Word of God?  Do we feast on it like rich food?  When the mouths of liars speak against us, do we rejoice in God and know that they will be stopped?  Do we cling to Him?

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