Our God never did, never will, never can, desert the soul that leans on him. It always urges a man to seek loneliness, privacy, the silences of nature. The Ten Commandments, and especially the Gospel, are for this end. Then there is —. Search NET Bible and Constable's notes. But men know man too well to worship him. It cries out for deliverance from guilt. "The disciple is not above his Master, nor the servant above his Lord.". We want to know, and till we know we cannot rest. 2. We are careful how we appear there to our fellow-men. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God? Thirst, as longing, is eternal; thirst, as aspiration after God, is the glory of heaven; thirst, as desire for more of Him, is the very condition of the celestial world, and the element of all its blessedness. II. My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. WHEN DID THIS LEVITE FIND OUT THAT HE WANTED GOD? This stands high in the world of thought. II. What a loss of all the privileges of an Israelite, that he might find the ground upon which Israel was standing! But whenever they come they are always associated with God. If the mystery of life, which attests God's presence in the natural world, was ever felt in all its awe and its beauty by any human soul, it was felt by the great . But where is there anything in all this to satisfy the thirst for God of which in his highest moments man is so conscious? They were unable to perform any of the acts of men; could neither see nor feel nor walk. Julius Caesar? "Is there a further cry?" 2. For those times of loneliness and frustration there is a wonderful Psalm of David, Psalm … IV. My soul thirsts for God, the living God. Guard against hypocrisy in worship. What would become of charity and all her tender ministries? MOMENTS OF MORAL WEAKNESS — these, too, we all have known. Therefore —. .... God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son." For all seek happiness, though they know not what they mean. 1. They baffle the logic of the intellect; but the heart has a logic and an eloquence too, that are all its own. Man is a composite being, body, mind, and soul. Jan 3, 1999. A startling figure! Whence, without such belief, could come the light and warmth under whose quickening influence its blossoms open, and its fruit grows mellow? But these dear ones pass away, and we find, as life goes on, that after all in the world of the affections, that old, strange law that pervades one branch of the contrast prevails: affection can stimulate, it can support, it can console, it can delight, it can lead to delirium at moments, but it does not satisfy. In fact it is only the love of God that can thoroughly satisfy the heart. ONLY THE LIVING GOD CAN SATISFY THE CRAVINGS OF HUMAN SPIRITS. The evil one will take advantage of our moments of distress to insinuate racking doubts. When can I go and meet with God? Scripture Psalm Sort Bible Verse. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. 1. That gift is the mystery of life, and it makes the little lad whom you and I met wandering half-clothed and ill-fed and uncared-for an object of more arresting interest than the savage mystery of the wild Atlantic. V. AT THE DARKEST MOMENT, THERE IS REASONING WITHIN REASONING. Delighting in the Law of God Summer Psalms. But Christianity answers, "Thanks be to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord.". Let the sinner then examine himself as to his state now. Gelijk een hinde die naar waterbeken smacht, zo smacht mijn ziel naar U, o God. III. 3 My soul thirsts for God, the living God. Let our earthly sorrows now be what they may -. Browse Sermons on Psalm 20. Can that thought, then, be false? If I, made by God who knew what He was doing when He made me, am formed with these deep necessities, with these passionate longings, — then it cannot but be that it is intended that they should be to me a means of leading me to Him, and that there they should be satisfied. Accept a personal Christ, God in Christ, and so may you quench your otherwise unquenchable thirst. He seized on the Master "when he was an hungred." A harmonious life, also, such as those live "with whom abide the melodies of the everlasting chimes," seems impossible without vigorous belief in God. Now we worship for preparation, there for enjoyment. Science, it is said, does not need such an hypothesis as God, who does not exist apart from the mind and imagination of man. These sentiments, as a rule, find their satisfaction in the domestic affections, and sometimes these are so satisfying as to fill up the whole desire. PSALM 42 * Longing for God’s Presence in the Temple. I. I. John Piper Jul 21, 1980 64 Shares Sermon. It is cast down, and yet chides itself for being cast down. Zoals een hert hevig verlangt naar water, They were living waters. II. Why go I thus heavily, while the enemy oppresseth me?" 1. It is a clamorous cry which comes from, which proclaims abroad, a need of man. Though not every sentence is in orderly petition, yet the outgoing of the soul in this psalm is one prayer from beginning to end. Then the longing of my better self is to be delivered. We are always in God's sight, but He is especially near in the sanctuary. III. At the moment of death our souls appear before God for judgment. 42:3, 10 (cf. The clouds broke, the light of morning dawned. May we in humility of heart and gentleness of spirit thirst and keep on thirsting for God, for the more deeply we sense our need of the Lord Jesus, the more passionately we will pursue the Living Waters of life. So in spiritual things, a man may trifle with the yearnings of the Spirit, till the yearning ceases. And with a great voice, they exclaimed, 'He made us.' Psalm 42:2 > NBV BGT NBG BB. Psalm 42:2 German Bible Alphabetical: and appear before can come for go God I living meet My shall soul the thirsts When with OT Poetry: Psalm 42:2 My soul thirsts for God (Psalm Ps Psa.) Or it may be duty distresses us. They must take notice of God then, though they do not now. His omnipresence is a necessary attribute of His Deity; while if He could be identified with nature He would cease to be. The one who asks for more of Jesus and keeps on asking will receive. It was all so wild, so free, so open. No kindly considerations will ever lead the devil to refrain from tempting us because we are weak. For nots: Those who have gone down to the lowest depths in suffering and humiliation will be led up to the noblest heights of glad ness and of honour. 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