The Desire of the Christian

O fear the LORD, ye His saints: for there is no want to them that fear Him… they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing. – Psalm 34:9,10

The (saved) man seeks the Lord by daily and constant prayer, seeking that he may be upheld, guided, constrained in paths of righteousness, and restrained from the ways of sin. He becomes a seeker of the Lord after sanctification as once he was after justification. And then he becomes a seeker of the Lord in a further sense. He seeks to enjoy the Lord’s love, and His gracious fellowship and communion. He seeks to get near in reverent friendship to his Lord. He now longs to grow up in the likeness of Christ, that his intercourse with the Father and the Son may be more close, more sweet, more continuous. He feels that God is his Father, and that he is no longer at a distance from him in one sense, for he is made nigh by the blood of the cross. Yet sometimes he is oppressed with a sense of his old evil heart of unbelief and in departure from the living God, and he cries out, “Draw me nearer to Thyself.” In fact, his prayer always is:

“Nearer my God to Thee,
Nearer to Thee:
E’en though it be a cross that raiseth me,
Still all my cry shall be,
Nearer to Thee, nearer to Thee.”

He seeks the Lord’s company. He delights to be in God’s house, and at God’s mercy-seat, and at the foot of the cross, where God reveals Himself in all His glory. ~ C.H. Spurgeon

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