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“Yes, the animals of the field pant to you, for the water brooks have dried up, And the fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.”

The prophet Joel hits home the problem. Even the animals are more sensible to their need than the people of God. All streams and water holes have dried up and the animals are thirsty. They pant to the Lord, longing for his blessing and provision. The people are not so…

Those who seek the Lord go after Him with a true and full heart of love for Him. They desire Him above all other things. 

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so my soul pants after you, God.”

Psalm 42:1

As an animal seek provision from the Lord, so also do we. We long for Him and are desperate for His felt presence and provision for our empty souls. These people in Joel’s time, do not. May we be wise and love the Lord our God with every fibre of our being. 

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