Daily Readings and Thought for February 3rd. “O GOD … EARNESTLY I SEEK YOU”


David’s intense personal relationship with God is an example and an inspiration for us. Psalm 62 starts, “For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.” And then Psalm 63, ´ O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you “   Let us all us all develop such spirituality of thought and meditation that we can echo David’s words with all our heart. 

              David declares that God “alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.” [62 v.2] And how our world is going to be “greatly shaken” as God’s judgements on its evil, its’ total ungodliness, start to happen.  Let us remember what we read in Psalm 16 recently. “I have set the LORD always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.” [Psa. 16 v.8,9]

So let us be ready to say – again and again – with increasing intensity, ´O God, you are my God; earnestly I seek you; ´my soul thirsts for you; my flesh faints for you. “ And what greater blessings can we have, for we have “the son of David,” – and very soon now – we sense – our seeking will become wondrous sight – and with the fullest reality, the words of the crowds we read recently in Matthew’s gospel, will be echoing again from the voices of a multitude of immortalised saints! “Hosanna to the Son of David … Hosanna in the highest.” [Matt. 21 v.9]

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