Thursday: April 23, 2020
Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.
Among the things young lions have in abundance are agility, curiosity, speed and power. Since they are eager to ultimately take over the their own pride, they tend to exhibit and sharpen the skills that will facilitate this transition much quicker. Thus, for creatures with this much going for them, it might come as a surprise that hunger and want are found in their territory.
We would have expected that to be far from them. Yet, that isn’t always the case for even they suffer want and hunger because there are days when their hunting does not go according to the script. In contrast, for they that seek God, want is taken out of the equation. Not just any wants, but want for what is good because that is the what God offers those who seek Him – good things.
My dear, our attention is drawn to this comparison between young lions and the seekers of God because just as the agility, power and speed of lions are not enough to guarantee their success at hunting, likewise, are the inherent strengths and know-hows of man no guarantees to achieving excellence in all things. That claim can only be chalked by those who seek and know their God.
Therefore, hear this, regardless of what you have in your arsenal: techniques, fame, wealth and societal status, those
do not guarantee excellence. It takes a deep-rooted pursuit of God and an acknowledgement of His Lordship as your shepherd to achieve excellency in all things. To get to that point, where there is no want in any dimension of life, however requires consistency in our walk with God.