For some of us life seems to be one great bundle of longings, some of
which we should be ashamed! We are so selfish. But today’s attached
devotional names a longing which should mark us all. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
Psalm 119:39-40 (ESV)39 Turn away the reproach that I dread,
for your rules are good.
40 Behold, I long for your precepts;
in your righteousness give me life!
“Some people, whom I know, long after the promises, and others long after the doctrines. I hope that they will all get an equal longing for the precepts, for true believers love the precepts as much as they love the promises or the doctrines: ‘Behold, I have longed after thy precepts.’” [Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit LII, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1906), p. 144]