Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Wed., 5/28/08 Devotion (Ps. 84:2)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 84:2, where we read these words:

"My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD; my heart and my flesh cry out for the living God."

This (above) is a blessed state to be in. It is what we yearn for that most accurately describes who and what we are. To ache for the Lord, His house, and His worship is the highest and best of all aspirations. When this is the case, one may be assured that his or her desires will indeed be met.

Later in this same Psalm (at v. 11), we are told that no good thing will be withheld from those who so walk, and thirst. Let us do what we can to garner a hunger for Christ and His church--and know that in doing so every other good thing will follow, in its proper order.

[Puritan quote of the day: "Sin has turned the world from a paradise into a thicket, and there is no getting through without being scratched." --Thomas Boston, in "The Crook in the Lot"]