Day 4: Your Love is Better Than Life

Psalm 63:2-5 (NIV)
2 I have seen you in the sanctuary

    and beheld your power and your glory.

3 Because your love is better than life,

    my lips will glorify you.

4 I will praise you as long as I live,

    and in your name I will lift up my hands.

5 I will be fully satisfied as with the richest of foods;

    with singing lips my mouth will praise you.

The greatest of human pleasures will never fully satisfy us. It is only God and being found in his presence where we experience lasting pleasure.

“The longing to be happy is a universal human experience, and it is good, not sinful. We should never try to deny or resist our longing to be happy, as though it were a bad impulse. Instead, we should seek to intensify this longing and nourish it with whatever will provide the deepest and most enduring satisfaction. The deepest and most enduring happiness is found only in God. Not from God, but in God. The chief end of man is to glorify God by enjoying Him forever.” [John Piper, Desiring God]

Prayer: “Lord, may I be found in you today. Help me to experience afresh your love that is better than life itself! It is only in your presence where I experience a pleasure that truly satisfies. In Jesus’ name. Amen.”

Let us worship to the song “Wellspring” by Leeland (click here).

– GW