Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024 – Thirsty and Thankful

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Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024 – Thirsty and Thankful
Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024, ODB Message For Tuesday

Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024 TOPIC: Cleansed by Christ

As the deer pants for streams of water, so my soul pants for you, my God. – Psalm 42:1

TODAY’S  SCRIPTURE: Psalm 42:1-5

Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024 MESSAGE: Two friends and I were checking off a bucket list item—hiking the Grand Canyon. We wondered if we had enough water as we started our hike, and it ran out fast. We were completely out of water with still a long way to go to reach the rim. Panting, mixed with praying, set in. Then we rounded a corner and what we maintain as a miracle happened.

We spotted three water bottles tucked in a cleft in the rock with a note: “Knew you’d need this. Enjoy!” We looked at each other in disbelief, whispered a thank-you to God, took a couple of much-needed sips, and then set out on the last stretch. I’ve never been so thirsty—and thankful—in my life.

The psalmist didn’t have a Grand Canyon experience, but it’s clear he knew how a deer acts when thirsty and possibly scared. The deer “pants” (Psalm 42:1)—a word that brings to mind thirst and hunger, to the point where if something doesn’t change, you’re afraid you might die. The psalmist equates the deer’s degree of thirst to his desire for God: “so my soul pants for you, my God” (v. 1).

Like much-needed water, God is our ever-present help. We pant for Him because He brings renewed strength and refreshment to our weary lives, equipping us for whatever the day’s journey holds.

Reflect & Pray
When have you been intensely thirsty or hungry, and scared? Why should you be longing for God’s presence?

Loving God, thank You for the renewed strength I experience as You fill my life. Forgive me for looking to any other source but You.

Today’s Insight
Psalm 42 is the first of eleven psalms attributed to the sons of Korah (also Psalms 44-49; 84-85; 87-88). But who were they? The word sons here means descendants—not direct sons—of a man named Korah, who was part of a conspiracy to overthrow Moses’ leadership in the wilderness wanderings of the Exodus. Korah (of the tribe of Levi), Dathan, Abiram, and On—along with 250 respected community leaders—joined together in this conspiracy (Numbers 16:1-3).

How ironic that years later, Korah’s descendants would follow the intended path of the Levites (see ch. 18) to be among the worship leaders of the nation. For a voice of dissension to pave the way for voices of worship is a beautifully redemptive story.

Bible In A Year: 2 Chronicles 21-22; John 14


Our Daily Bread Devotional 4th June 2024, Tuesday ODB Message. Our Daily Bread Ministries (ODB) is a Christian organization founded by Dr. Martin De Haan in 1938. It is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, with over 600 employees. It produces several devotional publications, including Our Daily Bread. our daily bread devotional for today audio our daily bread booklet.

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