Charles Spurgeon on David’s thirst for God

“It is a precious thought that the divine power and glory are not confined in their manifestation to any place or localities; they are to be heard above the roaring of the sea, seen amid the glare of the tempest, felt in the forest and the prairie, and enjoyed whenever there is a heart that longs and thirsts to behold them. Our misery is that we thirst so little for these sublime things, and so much for the mocking trifles of time and sense. We are in very truth always in a wary land, for this is not our rest; and it is marvelous that believers do not more continuously thirst after their portion far beyond the river where they shall see the face of God, and his name shall be in their foreheads. David did not thirst for water or any earthly things, but only for spiritual manifestations. The sight of God was enough for him, but nothing short of that would content him. How great a friend is he, the very sight of whom is consolation. Oh my soul, imitate the psalmist, and let all thy desires ascend toward the highest good; longing here to see and having no higher joy even for eternity.”[1]



[1] Charles H. Spurgeon. The Treasury of David pp134-135, commenting on Psalm 63:1-2