Jesus Changes Everything
Part 8 – Praise in a Pandemic (Psalm 63, Part 1)
Key idea: When we seek, see, and savor God we will esteem God, and be joyfully satisfied in God.
Three truths that David holds on to, that allow him to find joy in the desert:
I. Live convinced that only God truly satisfies
Jeremiah 2:13 — 13 for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water.
Finding our satisfaction in Christ means refusing to seek in the world, what I am meant to find in Jesus.
Psalm 62:5-8; John 10:27-28
Galatians 2:20; Philippians 3:7-8
II. Live within the reality of God’s covenant love
Human love is constrained and conditional.
God’s Hesed (steadfast love) is built on:
Living in the reality of God’s steadfast love means that we understand that God governs our lives based on his covenant love for us.
III. Live in light of eternity (the belief that God will make things right)
There is a bigger story going on, meaning:
- We should be Encouraged in knowing everything will be ok.
- We should be Exhorted to be a part of God’s story.
- We should be Excited to see what God will do.
“The desert becomes a window to the heart of God. He finally gets your attention because he’s the only game in town.” – Paul Miller, in “The Praying Life”