My soul longs, yes, even faints for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh cries out for the living God.
The words "soul, heart, flesh," are here used to represent the whole man, human nature in its entirety; and this human nature is here longing, craving, hungering, crying out for the "living God,' nothing less. This means —
I. That NOTHING LESS WILL SATISFY HUMANITY. Not a whole universe, not a million pantheons of dead gods; it is the "living God."
II. That humanity REQUIRES NO LOGIC TO PROVE THAT THERE IS A GOD. So inwrought into man is the belief of His existence, that the whole being cries out for Him.
III. That ANTI-THEISM IS ANTI-HUMANITY. Anti-theism is a lie to our common nature.
Parallel VersesKJV: My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God.