Psa. 73:25 Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
David taught us to connect our whole life to our passion for God. It was David’s passion for the Lord that called him into service, filled him with courage when facing powerful enemies and dangers, caused him to birth twenty-four hour worship, to release spontaneous and prophetic worship that still lives today, and also satisfied and sustained David until he took his last breath. David wasn’t perfect, none of us are, but he taught us that God was enough for the entirety of our lives. “Whom have I in heaven but You, and there is none upon earth that I desire besides you.” Desperate love pulsates through this song and all the Davidic psalms. This same love is available today for all of us. The Lord has poured out His Spirit, the love of God, on all who are thirsty. If you fall into that thirsty category you too can taste, and yes even live, in this passionate love that flows from the Father and the Son. Here is how Matthew Henry described this love in the 1729.
“His thoughts here dwell with delight upon his own happiness in God, as much greater then the happiness of the ungodly that prospered in the world. He saw little reason to envy them what they had in the creature when he found how much more and better, surer and sweeter, comforts he had in the Creator, and what cause he had to congratulate himself on this account. He had complained of his afflictions; but this makes them very light and easy, All is well if God be mine. We have here the breathings of a sanctified soul towards God, and its repose in him, as that to a godly man really which the prosperity of a worldly man is to him in conceit and imagination: Whom have I in heaven but thee? There is scarcely a verse in all the psalms more expressive than this of the pious and devout affections of a soul to God; here it soars up towards him, follows hard after him, and yet, at the same time, has an entire satisfaction and complacency in him.”
Love is very real. A man’s love for his wife, a mother’s love for her son, absolutely real. The love of God is like that but infinitely stronger and sweeter. Taste and see for yourself today. Don’t be surprised if David’s song get’s stuck in your head.
“Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.”