Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 63:1a, where we read these words:
"O God, You are my God; early will I seek You . . . "
David is craving God in this Psalm. He wants to get to the sanctuary, but he is hindered (in that he is in the wilderness). Still, David seeks the Lord "early." We can learn something from his example. Christian church members should think on God and pray to Him as soon as they get up. Young people should seek the Lord in their youth. And we should look to God "early" in all our trials (or joys).
Let us make everything else wait in line, as we put Christ first in all things. This is totally against our fallen nature—but it is consistent with regeneration. Those who earnestly seek God will not be outdone by Him (in terms of His favors bestowed on us).
[Puritan quote of the day: "A heartless, drooping, and discouraging life and walk is very unbecoming the gospel of Christ.” —James Durham, in, "The Un-searchable Riches of Christ"]