What I Read Today:
Revelation 5-6; Acts 23-24; Jeremiah 44-45; Psalm 68; 1 Kings 6-7; Leviticus 13
Psalm 68 vs. 4-6, “Sing to God, sing praises to his name; lift up a song to him who rides upon the clouds his name is the Lord—be exultant before him. Father of orphans and protector of widows is God in his holy habitation. God gives the desolate a home to live in; he leads out the prisoners to prosperity, but the rebellious live in a parched land.”
God created each one of us for a purpose. When he made Adam and Eve, they lived in perfect fellowship with God. God made them to love God and each other in a complete state of perfection.
When sin entered into the world, that state of perfection was broken. Psalm 68 speaks about our lives in this world of imperfection.
Believers thirst for God. They seek him and cannot wholly feel his love because we are constantly reminded of our sin and our past. But God honors our seeking of God and protects us by filling our need for a relationship with God by giving us Jesus and the Holy Spirit. He promises to lead us back to that state of perfection with him beginning in this life and ending when we move on to spend eternity with God in Heaven.
Those who choose to fight God and to rebel will find themselves always seeking to fill that hole in their souls through other means. Maybe it will be a career that will end. Or partying that will cease. Or physical activity that our bodies won’t allow us to do as we age. Maybe it will be in relationships or sex. But ultimately, only God will fill that hole that is in the center of our hearts.
Seek God while you can find him!