It is a merit of Auguste Comte to have recognized the necessity of some answer; and he tells us that it is our privilege and our business to love, reverence, and worship "a Being, immense and eternal — Humanity." A Psalm of David.. 40 I u waited patiently for the L ord;. 2. Oh, cynic though you be, careless though you be — nay, indifferent or hostile though you be to serious thought — tell me what need finds utterance in their voices? This whole psalm reads like the sob of a wounded heart. They baffle the logic of the intellect; but the heart has a logic and an eloquence too, that are all its own. Note: Even so, it is far better to have the heart to go and not he able, than to be able to go and not have the heart for it. But what if that be false? No sermons for this chapter. We want to know, and till we know we cannot rest. Science, it is said, does not need such an hypothesis as God, who does not exist apart from the mind and imagination of man. Man is a composite being, body, mind, and soul. "Very." I asked the breezes and the gales; and the whole air, with its inhabitants, said to me: 'Anaximenes is in error, I am not God.' So the writer of Psalm 84:2. And that he does ask courageously. II. But this satisfaction is not conceded to all; and from some who have had it, it is taken away; and I rather think that all sometimes feel that they require love larger, more sympathetic, more intelligent and enduring than any human love. Psalm 42:2 - BGT. 1. 1. My Help and My Deliverer To the choirmaster. (Vers. Scripture: Psalms 62, Jeremiah 29:11, Psalms 42:5. We are never in a surer or safer position than when, deep in sorrow and care, deserted by friends, slighted by neighbours, taunted by foes, we, in loneliness of spirit, look up to God, and to God alone. To be sure that God lived, in the sense of being active, interested, really concerned in his concerns. If the light of heaven is shut out, the soul will cry after it. Whence, without such belief, could come the light and warmth under whose quickening influence its blossoms open, and its fruit grows mellow? I asked the sea and the depths, and the creeping things that have life, and they answered: 'We are not thy God; look thou above us.' There are many Corneliuses longing for the Peters to come and tell them about God. IV. The thirst for God is still oftener, and more conspicuously, a thirst of the conscience. and y set my feet upon a rock,. They were unable to perform any of the acts of men; could neither see nor feel nor walk. Pleasure was a god, wealth was a god, fame was a god. It came to him when he was away from his usual scones, and when he was placed in unusual circumstances. Psalm 142 THE LONESOME VALLEY . Zoals een hert hevig verlangt naar water, zo verlang ik hevig naar U, God. Strange creatures that we are, it is not. For nothing that can occupy our thoughts can really compare with it in point of absorbing and momentous-import. When shall I come and appear before God? 1 Keep me safe, my God, for in you I take refuge. We have all known it in friend, sweetheart, wife, child, which have called forth the dear expressions of that strong heart that beats in Englishmen. John Piper Jan 3, 1999 701 Shares Sermon. The Ten Commandments, and especially the Gospel, are for this end. I. 12:17-18). In the awakened soul, when the first throbbings of the renewed life are felt, the desire after God becomes intelligent, clear, and strong; the soul craves its God, in whom alone it can find light, pardon, friendship, power, to the full extent of its longings. I thirst for God, the living God. It bids us believe only what we can see and smell and taste and touch. 1. 4 Their voice goes out through all the earth, and their… For there are times when we are uplifted beyond ourselves, and reverence and trust and love kindle into a consuming fire. God, ik verlang naar u, My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. At the time when this psalm was penned, its writer was unable to attend the house of God. Psalms • Sermon • Submitted 8 days ago • Presented 9 days ago • 22:38 But you are not satisfied. When can I go and meet with God? Psalm 137, which is also an exilic Psalm). 3. He knew that all men in the nations round him were pursuing gods. How apt it is to degenerate into a cold calculation of profit and loss, and to have for soul Pride instead of Self-surrender. 3. Now he is one of a mixed assembly, then all will be holy. To each, every truth of the Christian creed has its own abiding import thence. 3. Psalm 42:1 In many Hebrew manuscripts Psalms 42 and 43 constitute one psalm. But such numbness of feeling is not to be confounded with satisfaction. Is it not the same, the world-wide, world-old thought of the poor Judaean exile on the wild Abarim hills? The Psalmist said, "My soul is athirst for God." Will any be so foolish as to mistake the absence of desire for food for the satisfaction and sustenance of his nature? We said to her, "Your little Ada was very ill some time back, was she not?" Search Bible Dictionaries You will agree with me, whatever else it may be, at least it is a clamorous cry. Posts. 2. Guard against hypocrisy in worship. Here they appear in disguise, as saints; there openly as sinners. And then he was able to say to his vexed soul, "O put thy trust in ,God, for I will yet thank Him, which is the help of my countenance and my God." He craved for personal contact. Psalms THIRSTING FOR GOD Psalm 42:2. It is a clamorous cry which comes from, which proclaims abroad, a need of man. (Vers. (NLT)Psalm 42: 1-2 - As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. But the assurance, "My grace is sufficient for thee," heartens us again. There God will be on the throne of judgment; here He is on the throne of grace. II. C. I. THE REGION OF THE AFFECTIONS, where suns are always glorious, and sunsets only speak of brighter dawn. I. Some, indeed, may have suppressed the craving till it ceases to be felt. The Truth which seems so essential to the soul's health, has it no basis in reality? But who are they who ask? THAT OF NATURAL BEAUTY. Psalm 42:2(NASB) Verse Thoughts The intense heart-yearnings of the Psalmist for the Lord and his deep pleading enquiry to know the whereabouts of his God, resounds like the repetitive tolling of a bell through the intensely personal pleadings of Korah, in his Psalm - before he finally reached victory in his heart and a deep satisfaction within his soul. When shall I come and appear in God's presence? 3. Denomination: Foursquare But, for all that, he is a shrivelling, starving man. PANTHEISM also, because if God be in everything He is in human crimes as well as in human virtues. CAN THAT CRY BE ANSWERED? 3.22.20 Psalm 42:1-5 As a doe pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, O God. 2 As the deer longs for streams of water, a. so my soul longs for you, O God. Lees Psalm 42 online (BB) Zoals een hinde smacht naar stromend water, zo smacht mijn ziel naar u, o God. Therefore —. They must take notice of God then, though they do not now. Witness the often quoted passage of the Confessions in which he tells us why nature was in his eyes so beautiful, by telling us how nature had led him up to God. For all seek happiness, though they know not what they mean. If so, thank God the Father for His love, for indeed He loves you; honour the bleeding wounds whence flowed the precious blood; praise the eternal Spirit, through whom the sacrifice was offered, and by whom you are sanctified. "No; I think I loved her more, if anything." The thirst of the soul is as generic as the thirst of the body. 4. Psalm 42:2 - NBV. What thanks are due to the Lord Jesus Christ who hath made way for our appearance before God. It meant, not that they thought there was less need than we think there is, of preparation for meeting God, but that they felt they could not prepare themselves, and that God Himself was preparing them. 1, 2.) VI. 2. Meditate on the Word of the Lord Day and Night. And how, as years go on, we are conscious of the passion of regret which rises as we gaze behind, athwart the receding years? Exodus 23:17 Psalms 42:2 . Why not answer the calumny that we worship a tyrant on the throne of heaven by saying: "This Jesus, the deliverer of captives, the opener of sight to the blind, the friend of the poor, is He in whom we see the Father. What, then, are its necessities? 42:3, 10 (cf. Search. 3 My soul thirsts for God, the living God. The quenchings of the thirst come in the soul-communion with God, in openness to God, in conscious kindness with God, in holy joy in Him. he inclined to me and v heard my cry.. 2 He drew me up from w the pit of destruction,. We shall not there be independent, of course, of constant supplies from the great central Fulness, any more than we are here. For thus he learnt that the thirst for God is the thirst of man. Experience is the test of that principle. The heart and flesh of all human beings, whether they know it or not, are crying out for the living God. 4. "The blood of Jesus Christ, God's Son, cleanseth us from all sin." II. 2. Chemistry can account for all things. But God being really alive, His existence is a fact with which no other fact that the human mind can come to recognize will possibly compare. It cannot see God, cannot feel him, yet knows he is there. If there be any who have not passed through any such experience as that in this psalm, these words will be wonderfully uninteresting, if not unintelligible. Such are the mazes of the soul. Sermons from Psalms Trees Planted by the Water: How to Get Started Right in 2002 (Psalm 1) When the Foundations are Destroyed (Psalm 11) To Every Generation: (Psalm 100:5) If … Man is ever feeling after God. SermonAudio.com - Psalm 42 Sermons. Psalm 42:2 I. At the moment we are writing, an Italian, named Succi, is making the experiment of going without food for forty days, having made similar attempts before, though for a shorter period. You and I want to know, nearer, more precisely His nature and His character. Are we, then, duped during these seasons of exalted enjoyment? II. He does not pretend that he is not disturbed by these taunts. And Christians have found it so. III. I. It gives an example of a Syrian raid (e.g., 2 Kgs. Psalm 22. WHEN DID THIS LEVITE FIND OUT THAT HE WANTED GOD? But close upon the heels of curiosity there treads an eager thrilling sense of aspiration, not unmixed with awe. Psalm 42:2 - NBG. Zoals een hinde smacht naar stromend water, zo smacht mijn ziel naar u, o God. (Vers. Would that such moments were oftener and more abiding. Here is frequent appearance, there but once, and is for ever driven from His presence. III. But if there be no God, this belief is a falsehood. The thirst of the soul is as generic as the thirst of the body. 3 Outlines . Heavenly Father, I pray that You would develop in me a deeper and more personal thirst for You with each passing day, for it is only as I drink deeply of You that my soul can be satisfied - only as I am refreshed by Your Living Waters of life.. may I be used as a conduit through whom Your refreshment may be poured out to other thirsty souls, in Jesus name I pray, AMEN. A sermon of comfort in the midst of a coming epidemic. Who has not stood upon the hills at sunset and longed with a vague, wild, passionate longing to pass beyond the bounding clouds. That brings the religious nature nearer to its object than anything else. Book Two Why Are You Cast Down, O My Soul? Far better to hear a man who prays as if he had something to pray for, than one who prays as if he must pray for something. Julius Caesar? That gift is the mystery of life, and it makes the little lad whom you and I met wandering half-clothed and ill-fed and uncared-for an object of more arresting interest than the savage mystery of the wild Atlantic. When shall I come and appear in God's presence? 2. IS it heard? Jan 3, 1999. Cox, Expositions, 3rd series, p. 109. Awake our faith and desire to join them. It was all so wild, so free, so open. (Vers. Who? Psalm 42:1 In Hebrew texts 42:1-11 is numbered 42:2-12. 5, 11.) See the curiosity of the child, so keen, so active, so simple, that you and I, in the enervating languor of later life, might well wish we had it back again. 2, 4.) This Levite thought that he wanted Jerusalem, and the Temple, and the sacrifices, and the feasts, and the music. "Athirst for God." FIRM BELIEF IN THE ESPECIAL PRESENCE OF GOD IN THE ORDINANCES OF PUBLIC WORSHIP. And all these cries of the creature — this curiosity, so strong, so keen — this awful aspiration, soaring beyond the stars — and this regret so deep, so passionate — they gather up in one wild wail of need. The religions faculty requires constant exercise, if there is to be any comprehensiveness and certainty of religious experience. Then there is —. But he was not alone in his experience, though in detail the form of it with us may vary. It is cast down, and yet chides itself for being cast down. MOMENTS OF INSPIRATION. There is A CONSCIOUS LONGING, IMPERFECT, BUT ANSWERED; AND THAT IS THE STATE OF GRACE — the beginning of religion in a man's soul. Psalm 42:2: God the Object of Religion: Canon Liddon. The one who seeks the Saviour and keeps on seeking will find Him and the one that thirsts and pants and keep on thirsting and panting for more of Jesus - will have their thirst quenched. It is in the depths, through billow after billow rolling over it, and yet at the very moment indulges in blessed memories and hopeful faith. Often it seemed as if there were no such God, and the Israelite was met with the taunt, "Where is thy God?" 1. The one who asks for more of Jesus and keeps on asking will receive. ITS UNIVERSALITY. What would become of charity and all her tender ministries? A startling figure! Are you cultivating your religious faculty, or are you neglecting it, and allowing it to atrophy? It was not brought home to him while engaged in the Temple services. It is no idle addition to the former words. So in spiritual things, a man may trifle with the yearnings of the Spirit, till the yearning ceases. That field, that flower, that corner of the street, that dear old house, that well-known room — how much gladder, sweeter, better, as we say, than such things, such places howl Why is it, this sweet, this sad regret? "EVEN FOR THE LIVING GOD" — so the psalmist goes on. z making my steps secure.. 3 He put a a new song in my mouth,. There will be times of deep distress when we are standing alone. Even so, when all that is possible is for the heart to yearn out, "O my God!" When You’Re Depressed, Your Main Need Is to Seek God Himself, Not Just Relief. God is there. Many will b see and fear,. I remember, when a boy, hearing some one say, "backsliding always begins at the closet door.". AN EARNEST LONGING AFTER DIVINE ORDINANCES. 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