Scripture: 2 Samuel 23:15
David had a craving and said, "Oh that someone would give me water to drink from the well of Bethlehem which is by the gate!"
Insights: In today’s verses we observe David making a casual comment regarding the water at the well in Bethlehem. It was a longing he had for fresh water to quench his thirst. There is no indication he commanded this request be fulfilled by someone. There is also no indication that he said these words to anyone other than himself. The three mighty men, more than likely, overheard David make this statement; and then, choose to act on their love for David. As with the rest of this week, this scene got me thinking about this situation from a spiritual perspective. There are times we experience a longing for the things of God. During these times we are being satisfied from the Lord, as if by a fire hose. The Lord becomes our true satisfaction and we are then compelled because of this amazing overflow of His presence to desire service to Him. Thom Rainer has recently published a book titled I Am A Church Member which goes into the attitude of a person who is finding their longing satisfied in Jesus. I would encourage you to read this little book and begin faithfully following the Lord in obedient service to Him. I cannot communicate clearly what the dynamic of a church would look like if every member truly was longing for the Lord and His presence in his/her life. The excitement and joy of worship would be extremely contagious and we would see the Lord do the miraculous in our midst. Beloved, let us long for the Lord because He is the only One that matters at the end of the day. Serve Him with a grateful heart.
- Are you experiencing a longing in your life?
- Are you running to Jesus to let Him become your satisfaction?
Prayer: Father, thank You that You truly are my satisfaction. You are the One that encourages me to walk this journey of faith and experience new adventures with You. Help me, out of the overflow of my longing for You, serve You with all my heart, soul, mind and strength. Amen.