PASTOR NICK’S WEEKLY DEVOTION 8/11/2019

“Satisfy us in the morning with your steadfast love, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days” (Psalm 90:14 ESV).

Logically speaking, in order for anything or anyone to exist, something or someone must have already existed… Because something doesn’t come from nothing. The Bible says that God Himself is that Someone; He is the ever-existing One. In His Word He calls Himself, “I Am!” Meaning He is and has always been… Which is what we see in His Word. The very first words of the Bible tell us that in the beginning, or even before the beginning was God… And then He created everything and everyone… Everything and everyone derives existence from the ever-existing One.

Simple logic tells us that there must be a God, and this God is the God of the Bible. And though I could go into all of that in far more depth, what I want you to see is that God is the ever-existing One, and He is thus eternal or infinite in all of His attributes. And thus, He is eternally or infinitely good. And this simple logic goes perfectly with Psalm 90:14. God and God alone is the One who can truly satisfy us. As Herman Bavinck once said, “The human heart is so big that all the world is too small to satisfy it… The heart of man was created for God and it cannot find rest until it rests in his Father’s heart.” Or as Augustine said, “Thou has made us for thyself, O Lord, and our heart is restless until it finds its rest in thee.”

We long for eternal satisfaction, and that satisfaction can only be found in the eternal One, God Himself. The Psalmist asks God to satisfy us with His steadfast love; but we must remember that God is love (1 John 4:16). And His steadfast love is His covenantal love where He gives Himself over to His people. So in asking God to satisfy us with His steadfast love the Psalmist is asking God to satisfy us with Himself; to reconcile us to Himself and enable us to glorify Him and enjoy Him forever. That is where true satisfaction, and as the Psalmist says, true rejoicing, or true joy, is found… Because the satisfaction and the joy that we long for is eternal, and that can only be found in the eternal One, God Himself.

I am nothing; Christ is all!

Pastor Nick