Saturday, July 17, 2010


Our promise today is in the midst of a wonderful Psalm, so be sure to bless yourself and read the entire passage!  But for now:

O taste and see that the LORD is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him. O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him. The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

(Psalms 34:8-10)

They that seek the Lord shall not want any good!  That is definitely a promise to rejoice the soul!  Hearts centered on God will never lack.  The focus is not on lacking 'things'--in fact, 'thing' is added into the verse for clarity but was not in the original passage.  (Thus the italics.)  So why do we not always feel that we are fully supplied?  One key is in the opening of verse 10...young lions will have lack.  Brazen, independent and self-confident hearts seek their own fulfillment--and find nothing!  It is far easier to trust in our own plans and our abilities to provide for us but the results will be empty.  Life is tough; our hearts are unfaithful and we are weak.  Trusting in ourselves will bring disillusionment, discouragement and defeat.  Trusting in God, centering our hearts on His goodness, is the key to a life supplied with all good.  God fills us with His riches when we truly revere Him.  As we taste His goodness, our hearts overflow with presence.  So next time your heart is hungry for more, purpose to taste the Lord's sweetness, praise His goodness and partake of His bounty!

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