Monday, May 21, 2007

God's Heart

God declared King David to be a man after His own heart.
There is one descriptive verse about David in I Sam. 22:2 that I think portrays God’s heart in a ‘nutshell’.

It says, “and every one that was in distress and every one that was in debt and every one that was discontented, gathered themselves unto him.”

There was something about David that drew those who were troubled or struggling with life – those whose life was going nowhere fast, those who found no purpose in their life, those who were overwhelmed by circumstance.
Is that not also true of Jesus? Was it not the common people, the rejected, the lame, the halt, the sick, the hungry that followed Jesus and were drawn to Him?

This world extols the ‘beautiful’ people, the rich, the famous, those who have excelled in some field of endeavour. So often we carry this standard of judging merit over into our perception of God, and cringe in our unworthiness.
Yes, we are unworthy before God but recognizing our need is what qualifies us to enter God’s very throne room.
He is looking, not for the worldly wise, but the one who looks to Him for direction,
not the strong but the one who recognizes their weakness,
not the rich but the one who is poor in spirit,
not the one who commands the stage of life, but the one who is forgotten in the crowd.

God says, “Ho, every one that thirsteth, come ye to the waters,
and he that hath no money; come ye, buy and eat;
yea, come, buy wine and milk without money and without price..
Wherefore do ye spend money for that which is not bread?
And your labour for that which satisfieth not?
Hearken diligently unto me, and eat ye that which is good, and let your soul delight itself in fatness.
Incline your ear, and come unto me; hear, and your soul shall live;
and I will make an everlasting covenant with you, even the sure mercies of David, behold, I have given him for a witness to the people.”
(Is.55:1-4)

Isn’t it comforting to know that we can come to God in our brokenness, in our need, in our frustrations and heartache of life and He is waiting to answer the deepest cry of our heart!

2 comments:

Lovella said...

Yes!!!!!!

Demara said...

"and let ye soul delight itself in fatness"??? HAHA

I liked what you said about being forgotten in a crowd Julie!

And thank-you for the short post...it is to the point eh?

ok going to have some breakfast now!!!