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Quenching the Thirst

Devotional
Quenching the Thirst

David wrote in Psalm 104:5-13,

5. Who laid the foundations of the earth,


that it should not be moved forever?
6. You covered it with the deep as with a
garment; the waters stood above the
mountains.
7. At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice
of Your thunder they hastened away.
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8. (The mountains rose, the valleys sank


down) Unto the place which You had
founded for them.
9. You have set a bound that they may
not pass over; that they turn not again to
cover the earth.
10. He sends forth springs into the
valleys; they run among the mountains;
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11. They give drink to every beast of the field;


the wild donkeys quench their thirst.
12. By them the birds of the heavens have
their habitation; they sing among the
branches.
13. He waters the mountains from His
chambers: The Earth is satisfied with the fruit
of Your works.
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People who live in the city sometimes forget


that God is the God of creation and nature. In
the United States alone, more than 2700
acres of pavement are laid each day. We
need to pause and get reacquainted with the
God of creation.
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"You who laid the foundations of the


earth, so that it should not be moved
forever, You covered it with the deep as
with a garment; the waters stood above
the mountains.
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“At Your rebuke they fled; at the voice of


Your thunder they hastened away.... You
have set a boundary that they may not pass
over, that they may not return to cover the
earth" (verses 5-7, 9).
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The psalmist refers to the Flood in Noah's


day. It was God's judgment. But the next
judgment He sends will be by fire, not
water.
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Water also is a blessing. "He sends the


springs into the valleys; they flow among
the hills" (verse 10). This is a beautiful
picture of the rivers and springs and hills, all
of which enable animals to have food and
drink. "They give drink to every beast of
the field; the wild donkeys quench their
thirst" (v. 11).
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The birds of the heavens nest in the trees


by these rivers. I like the phrase in verse
12 – “they sing among the branches.”
God waters the earth. The crops grow,
and man and beast are able to live.
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And as an extra blessing, He puts the birds


in the branches to sing. All of creation is
satisfied. "The Earth is satisfied with the
fruit of Your works" (v. 13).
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The God of creation also is the God of


salvation, and He can satisfy your thirsty
soul today.

Won’t you answer the call of the Lord, and


never thirst again as you are immersed in
the watery grave of baptism, washing
away your sins?
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May the Lord bless you!