Monday Meditations: Bring Us Home

Monday Meditations: Bring Us Home

Bring Us Home

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. Psalm 63:1

A devout and pious soul has little need of direction how to sing this psalm, so naturally does it speak its own genuine language; and an unsanctified soul, that is unacquainted and unaffected with divine things, is scarcely capable of singing it with under- standing. True Christians can, in some measure, and at some times, make use of the strong language of David, but too com- monly our souls cleave to the dust. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. Those that follow hard after God would soon fail, if God’s right hand did not uphold them. It is he that strengthens us and comforts us. The psalmist doubts not but that though now sowing in tears, he should reap in joy. Messiah the Prince shall rejoice in God; he is already entered into the joy set before him, and his glory will be completed at his second coming. It is our duty to rejoice in the shadow of God’s wings, which denotes our recourse to him by faith and prayer, as naturally as the chick- ens, when they are cold or frightened, run by instinct under the wings of the hen. Having committed ourselves to God, we must be easy and pleased, and quiet from the fear of evil. “Blessed Lord, let our desire towards you increase every hour; let our love be always upon you; let all our enjoyment be in you, and all our satisfaction from you. Be all in all to us while we remain in the present wilderness state, and bring us home to the everlasting enjoyment of you forever.”

[Psalm 63:7-11]

*Excerpted from Matthew Henry Daily Readings (Christian Heritage, 2009).

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