We’ve learned that a healthy appetite for God’s Word is good for us. Let’s dig a little deeper by checking out some more verses on priorities.
As you read what these men of old desired from God, stop to consider what’s vital to you today.
Read Psalm 27:4
1. What is the one thing King David asks from the Lord? What does this passage say to you personally?
Read Psalm 27:8-9
2. What is David’s determination and his plea in these verses?
Read Exodus 33:14-15
3. What did God promise Moses? What does Moses say to God that shows how vital this promise was to him?
Read Exodus 33:16
4. What would this promise do for Moses and the people He was leading?
Read Judges 16:17-20 (You can read the entire story of Samson in Judges 13-16)
5. Why did Samson lose his strength? What didn’t Samson realize?
Can you imagine being unaware God had left you? Samson was not seeking after God but after his own pleasures. We’ve already discovered that losing our appetite for food can be a warning of a serious physical condition. It’s true in the spiritual realm as well. If we’re not hungry for God’s presence, we become complacent and indifferent. Being desperate for His presence ensures us of His continual company. Don’t lose your appetite for God’s presence. Knowing His Word and seeking His presence will distinguish you from others.
I love the way the Amplified Bible reads in Psalm 27. “Seek my face, inquire for and require My presence as your vital need.”
Think on that this week.