Monday, June 15, 2015

Mon., 6/15/15 Devotion (Ps. 107:9)

Today's encouragement comes from Psalm 107:9, where we read these words:

"For He [God] satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with good-ness."

It is a good thing to have a "hungering heart”—so long as the desired "meal" is Christ. To long for the Lord is a supreme blessing, because it is one that: 1) is sure to be satisfied; and 2) leads to the highest levels of happiness imagin-able (and attainable).

Human beings are so-designed, that they can only rest fully contented with Jesus. Everyone who hates God, and refuses to come to the Savior, still seeks fulfillment in their own contrived ways. But these never measure up. They may artificially relieve a hunger for a short time—but only the true Christ meets the deepest longings of anyone's heart.

[Puritan quote of the day: "God's will will be done upon us whether we do His will or not. There is no such thing as frustrating the Almighty.” —Jonathan Ed-wards, in his sermon entitled, "God Does what He Pleases"]