Imagine the hart — parched, panting, purposeful — searching for water. As each known water hole and stream turns up dry, his search becomes more desperate, his focus on thirst and water sharper.

Nothing, nothing, nothing….

We claim and cling to verses like the following.

“Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled” (Matthew 5:6).

“And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst” (John 6:35).

“For he satisfieth the longing soul, and filleth the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:9).

“Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Matthew 7:7).

Praise the Lord for promises such as these!

However, Proverbs 1:24-32 has a very pointed warning against presumption.

“Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me” (28).

Got thirst? Do not ignore God!

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