What you savor defines you.
What do you savor? Chocolate? Surfing? A hike in the mountains? Seeing your favorite band in concert? Watching a brilliant sunset? Dinner with a close friend? A weekend away with your spouse? Your favorite team winning the Super Bowl? Tri-tip barbecue, with all the trimmings? Curling up by the fire on a rainy day, reading your favorite author? Everyone has their “savor” list. Things they love to do; people they love to be with; foods they love to eat; music they love to hear. Did you know that God beckons us to savor Him? He says, “Delight yourself in the Lord, and He will give you the desires of your heart” (Psalm 37:4). He tells us, “Taste and see that the Lord is good” (Psalm 34:8). Sadly, of Israel, God said, “For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, to hew for themselves cisterns, broken cisterns that can hold no water” (Jeremiah 2:13).
In search of satisfaction apart from God leaves one thirsty. Savoring His gifts, but failing to Savor Him . . . fills us with one thing: Emptiness. In Savoring God in the Psalms, we will drink from the river of His delights in the following Psalms: Psalm 1, 16, 19, 23, 24, 54, 104, 119, 131, 139, and 150. Each study will provide a verse-by-verse exposition of the biblical text, along with clarifying illustrations and relevant applications for everyday life. Not only will we learn to savor God, but we will acquire greater skill in studying His Word. What you savor defines you. Do you savor God? Join me on a journey through these soul-satisfying portions of God’s eternal Truth. Discover His Glory. Delight in His glory. Declare His glory to the nations.
Savoring God in the Psalms is a free devotional written by Dr. Ron Barnes. A free copy is provided for you here!
Savoring God In the Psalms with Dr. Ron Barnes
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