Longing for God

Psalm 119:174 – “I long for your salvation, O LORD, and your law is my delight.”

There are only three more days left in our precious journey through Psalm 119. These 174 days have changed my life. At the beginning of this journey, I took a look at Charles Spurgeon’s insights into Psalm 119. As we reach the end of the study, I take another look at Spurgeon’s take on Psalm 119. There were many simple things that Spurgeon gleaned from verse 174. The one that struck me the most was how Spurgeon handled the beginning of the verse. Speaking of David’s longing for God’s salvation, Spurgeon wrote,

“This longing arises, 1. From a painful consciousness of the need of salvation. 2. From a perception of the glories of God’s salvation. 3. From the promises which gave assurance of the possibility of obtaining this salvation. 4. From the gracious promptings of the Holy Ghost.”

I love that! All four of Spurgeon’s insights reveal the depth of David’s longing. We, like David, can understand the painful consciousness of the need of salvation. We need God’s salvation. He knows that. We know that. And, some of us are just stubborn enough to ignore it. May we not be so!

If you have experienced God’s salvation today, thank God for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Thank Him for His Spirit’s prompting on your heart. Thank Him for His mercy in drawing you to Him. Rejoice! You are His!

Dear God,

How good it is to be Your child! We have truly been blessed. Help us to remember why it is that we long for You, and help us to drink at Your well, which brings satisfaction.

In Jesus’ name,

Amen.

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