"O God, you are my God, earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you, my body longs for you, in a dry and weary land where there is no water."
David found himself parched and desperate in the Desert of Judah. His son, Absalom, had attempted to overthrow his throne. He compared his thirst for water to his thirst for God. In his grief, David called out to his Savior. “I earnestly seek you… where there is no water.”
Overwhelming thirst is unquenchable by anything other than what we thirst for. In our affliction, God offers refuge and safety. In the New Testament, Jesus shouts to the people at a festival, “Let anyone who is thirsty come to me and drink.” Run to Jesus with your deepest thirst.
THAT THIRST FOR GOD CAN ONLY BE QUENCHED BY THE LIVING WATER JESUS PROVIDES.
Bible In A Year
- Genesis 20-21
- Psalm 10
- Matthew 16-17