Why this is important: It is as if I have been traveling across a desert. A very dry and weary desert. I am so hungry. I am very thirsty for my God. I have worked myself up to it. I just thirst after God. I cannot get enough of Him.
God — you are my God. From you flows a river to quench my thirst. And so, I jump in. I drink and drink and drink. You are so refreshing. Your HOLY Spirit fills me and refreshes me.
God’s goal for me is to quench my thirst with Him. God is the source of my refreshment. Trudging through arid Judean wilderness, fleeing yet another assassination scheme, David pours out his craving before God,
O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you, as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.
Note carefully: what made David so earnest in his search for God? His thirst for God. And what made him so thirsty? No water — his experienced lack of God.
- Do not be content till you taste of Yahweh.
- Do not be content with a mere theological conviction that it is good to desire God.
- Do not be content with merely desiring to desire God.
- Do not be content with merely having a reputation with others as someone who desires God.
- Do not be content till you taste and see that the Lord is good — so good that you realize he not only is the best thing in this life, he is better than this life.