Words from the Heart for Saturday April 29th, 2017
Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Psalm 34:9-10 (NKJV)
Fear the Lord
These verses are reminding us of the privilege enjoyed by those who fear the Lord. The example is given that even strong animals do not have the same confident expectation of provision as those who seek the Lord. Are there things that seem beyond your reach today? You can return to renewed confidence that, as His child, you have the attention of your God.
Conner McDavid, the Edmonton Oilers Phenom, leaves others in the NHL in awe of his speed. Seth Jones, a defenseman with the Columbus Blue Jackets, described what it is like trying to defend against Mc David: “There’s one or two plays a game that you can’t do anything about (his speed). It’s incredible how fast he is and how skilled he is with the puck. His head’s always up and his hands are always moving and his feet are always moving; it’s rare to get a player that can do all three of those things and do it at an extremely high level.” Ottawa Senators’ Captain Erik Karlsson said of McDavid “His speed and his ability to control the puck with the speed that he has, I think, is phenomenal. It’s something that most guys don’t have.”
Conner McDavid is some kind of athlete. It isn’t often that NHL all-stars are in awe of one of their own. The problem we have in our day is that we have too often lost a sense of awe. It takes something truly impressive. The Bible tells us that no matter how we have lost our sense of “wow”, God will always take our breath away when we get a glimpse of Him in all of His glory. David writes this in Psalm 34:9-10: “Oh, fear the Lord, you His saints! There is no want to those who fear Him. The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” When we put our faith in the things of the world, we will always be disappointed. Those closest to us will let us down at some point. Our most respected leaders will make a decision we disagree with. The most stable institutions in our society can suddenly crumble. David describes it as “the young lions suffer hunger.” The things of this world can never be trusted. But the Lord God of the universe is the only one whom we can trust to never let us down. When we stand in awe of Him, when we put our faith in Him, David says we will never lack any good thing. Whatever your need, stand in awe of God, and bring Him your need.
These have been words from the heart.