When you go to the doctor, you are asked to rate your pain on a scale from one to ten. When you take a survey on the performance of help you were given by some business, you are asked to rate it. We use a rating system to determine how good or bad something is, or how well we either approve or disapprove of something. The Palmist was "rating" his desire, his hunger, his longing for righteousness and the things of God in this verse.
When he said his soul breaketh, he was expressing a deep passion and intense longing for righteousness, God's commandments, and the things of God. This morning, how would you rate your desire for the Lord? How would you rate your desire for His word? How would you rate your hunger for righteousness? On a scale from one to ten, would it be a one? A ten? Or somewhere in between? The Psalmist's desire was "off the charts". Would yours be too?
If you rate it any thing less than a ten, or above, you could almost equate that to a zero. Anything less is too low. "And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might." (Deuteronomy 6:5) That's a ten. "But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness." (Matthew 6:33) That's priority- so, that's a ten.
Have a great day. On a scale from one to ten, how would you rate your desire for the Lord?
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