An Idea Borrowed

Years ago on a radio program someone shared that they read a chapter in Proverbs every day. Since there are 31 chapters and the longest month has 31 days it allows you to read through Proverbs on a regular basis. I use it as the launch pad for my personal worship time and branch out from there. On this blog I will try to share some of the insights I have in the Word. I will try to organize them in the archive by reference.

Wednesday, July 12, 2023

Time to Pant

(Psa 42:1 KJV)  To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah. As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

(Proverbs 12 also read)

One of the choruses that I love is based on this verse.  I have found it uplifting and inspirational.  I think of it when I read this verse.  Today as I read I paid attention to the rest of the Psalm and it gave me a different understanding.  Is it deeper?  I don’t know, just different.  Will it change the way in which I worship through this song?  No, but it will help me in thinking.

The difference is that there is a note of desperation I had not picked up before.  The deer is panting because it is desperate.  This is in the verse if you look but the context of the following verses makes it even more clear.  This was written by someone who was feeling the absence of God and wanting to find Him.  I had always looked at it more in the joy of coming into His presence and anticipating the meeting.  The added thought is that in times of desperation He will be there.

So?  Pant away.  Desire Him and His touch.  He will meet you.  In fact, He is already here waiting for you to acknowledge Him.  Worship.

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