Panting After God
Psalm 42:1-11
As the hart pants after the water brooks, so pants my soul after you, O God.…

I. THE BELIEVING PANT AFTER THE FAVOUR OF GOD. The most luxurious pasture, or the securest shade and retreat of the forest has no attraction for the hart panting in the agony of thirst for the water brook; and what were honour, power, or wealth to trembling sinners, if that which alone can meet their necessities be withheld?

II. THE BELIEVING PANT AFTER RESEMBLANCE TO GOD. This is a part of salvation as well as the former, and the two are inseparably connected. No man has the favour of God that does not aspire to be like Him, and no man who is like God is without His favour and complacential regard.


IV. THE BELIEVING PANT AFTER THE PRESENCE AND ENJOYMENT OF GOD IN HEAVEN. This is the final and glorious issue to which their hopes and desires are habitually directed; all that they pant after in God on earth shall in that better country be possessed fully and for ever.

(J. Kirkwood.)

Parallel Verses
KJV: {To the chief Musician, Maschil, for the sons of Korah.} As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God.

WEB: As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.

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