Physical hunger and thirst provide important types of the desire one must cultivate for spiritual resources, realizing that man cannot live by bread alone.
Water has great metaphorical significance on the Last Great Day of the Feast, symbolizing God's Holy Spirit given without measure.
A major key to our spiritual survival is the control, regulation, and re-direction of our appetites from what is not good for us to what is good for us.
Famine is caused by sin, ignorance, foolish farming practices, and inadequate means of transit. The whole world will soon suffer intense spiritual famine.
God's promise to give us the desires of our heart is contingent upon delighting ourselves in Him, changing our hearts to be in alignment with His attributes.
Ted Bowling, focusing upon the figure of a deer panting for water in Psalm 42, explores the various connotations of the verb pant as it applies to thirsting after water in an arid environment as well as to the exhaustion experienced by an animal escaping from a predator, even to the point of submerging itself in a brook, in …
Richard Ritenbaugh, realizing that some words are inadequate to describe the magnitude of certain things, ponders why the Last Great Day is called great! God's great outpouring of His Spirit will be poured out upon billions—perhaps upward of 60 billion people. Satan will be cast into the Lake of Fire where he will never be …
Sheep are the most dependent on their owner for their well-being. From the viewpoint of the sheep, the quality of care of the shepherd is of utmost importance.
The Parable of the Rich Fool illustrates that, when one has all the material possessions he could want, he may still not be rich toward God.
Jesus Christ is symbolized by the table of showbread in the Tabernacle, having gold utensils and vessels for bread and wine, symbolizing our fellowship with God.
Living faith has its roots in fervently, diligently seeking God and His righteousness with intense desire (like a passionate lover) through habitual prayer.
Some know that Christ is at the door, but they will not rouse themselves from their spiritual lethargy to open it.