“For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.” (Rom 15:4)
Today’s text communicates a vital lesson which is also reiterated in 1 Corinthians 10:11: “Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come.”
The scriptures were not just given to us for information or entertainment. There are essential lessons laid out for us in scriptures. The life of the man David is replete with such lessons. One thing we immediately notice about David is that he lived a life of noticeable devotion. He was a king, a very busy one at that; yet he devoted a lot of his time to the things of God. This is an important lesson for those of us who claim to be so busy we don’t have the time to pray, study God’s word, go to church or evangelise. It’s unlikely that you are as busy as David was. Yet he spoke, wrote and sang passionately about the things of God. In fact, one key word stands out when we study all he had to say about God-Satisfaction. It is a recurring theme throughout all of his writings. Let’s look at a few of them:
Psa 36:7,8: “How excellent is thy lovingkindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shalt make them drink of the river of thy pleasures.”
Psa 17:15: “As for me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness.”
Psa 63:5,6: “My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in thenight watches.”
Such satisfying words. Remember that David had not yet seen the consummation of God’s salvation plan. Jesus Christ had not yet died for him, he had only received prophecies about the messiah, yet he was satisfied in God. We have Christians today who are crying ‘fill my cup Lord’ when out of their bellies flow rivers of living water! We have believers in whom God resides still crying out for his presence! Don’t just pray or worship emotionally. Let your declarations be in line with what the word says about the man in Christ. You’re abundantly satisfied in God! Halleluyah!