“O God, You are my God; I sall seek You earnestly; My soul thirsts for You, my flesh yearns for You, in a dry and weary land where there is no water.” (Ps 63:1)
David wrote this Psalm during the time when he was fleeing from Saul and hiding in the Judean wilderness. That period of David’s life was completely unfair and David was denied the justice that was due him. David had done nothing wrong, and yet, the nation was led by a suspicious and paranoid king that hated David for no good reason. What good could possibly come from such circumstances?
Turns out, that when the land is dry, we learn to appreciate water more. When a nation’s morals begin to crumble, we begin to value the goodness and justice of God more. When our souls crave truth, justice, righteousness, and mercy, we become better people. If many are lost because they don’t have the love of the truth (see 2 Thess 2:10), then the opposite would also be true – a society that causes us to hunger and thirst for righteousness will lead to many seeking God who might not do so under more prosperous conditions. David valued justice precisely because he was denied it.
Blessed are they that hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled. (Matt 5:6)
Matt. 4:4 #Biblebites