Pursuing God

My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. Psalm 63:8

I love this verse. Here we have a great marriage of God’s sovereignty and man’s responsibility. David is declaring that his soul clings to God. And yet God is involved in action too: God’s right hand upholds David. I think that’s why David says in verse 5 that God satisfies him and he’s singing joyfully (“My soul will be satisfied…my mouth will praise you with joyful lips…”). What a wonderful Gospel truth! God sustains His people.

But David doesn’t just sit back basking in God’s sovereign “upholding hand.” He’s moved to action. He says his soul clings to God. The NET Bible translates this verse as, “My soul pursues you.” It’s an interesting Hebrew word that David uses. He pursues God. This Hebrew word is used in other passages where one army pursues another army with determination {see Judges 20:45; 1 Samuel 14:22; 1 Chronicles 10:2; Jeremiah 42:6}. David is pursuing with determination the God who upholds him.

Are you pursuing God with determination? Are you chasing Him down like one army does another? He is there upholding you… go chase Him down.

Praying that we pursue Him,
Benji

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One thought on “Pursuing God

  1. Kurt Nelson says:

    I love the word pursue, it is a very good work to describe our responsibility in a relationship with a sovereign God.

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