Early Will I Seek Thee | The Institute for Creation Research
Early Will I Seek Thee

“O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is” (Psalm 63:1).

Psalm 57:7 (and likewise 108:1,2) contains David’s dawn testimony of praise. “O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. . . . I myself will awake early.”

With our scientific knowledge of the earth’s rotation, and perhaps with uniformitarianism permeating our thoughts, we take for granted the dawning of each new day. However, keeping in mind Colossians, chapter 1 (that our Lord Jesus Christ has created all things and that by Him all things are sustained), God’s question to Job, “Hast thou commanded the morning since thy days; and caused the day-spring [dawn] to know his place?” (Job 38:12), causes one to think of a new day as a gift from God. Hosea speaks of the morning, being “prepared” (Hosea 6:3), and Joel 2:2 describes graphically the morning that “spreads upon the mountains.”

God’s word makes a promise to the one who, when dawn is breaking, is seeking Him with the fervor of our text. “I love them that love me: and those that seek me early shall find me” (Proverbs 8:17).

God, who tells us to forget “those things which are behind” (Philippians 3:13), and to “take therefore no thought for the morrow” (Matthew 6:34), desires to be with us at the beginning of each new day. Psalm 107, which illustrates a Christian’s long journey, ends with these words: “Whoso is wise, and will observe these things, even they shall understand the lovingkindness of the LORD.” In Psalm 92, we are exhorted to sing praises unto the Lord, “to show forth (His) lovingkindness in the morning.”

At the dawn of each new day, we can praise Him and commit our way to Him, remembering His daily provision through each past day. CJH

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