Isaiah 26:8 The desire of our soul is to Thy Name.
We are creatures that are driven by our desires. It never ceases to amaze me the sacrifices that people will make to fulfill their desires. Some are driven by athletic desires. Others are driven by financial desires. Still others are driven by academic and vocational desires. Sadly, many are driven by religious desires like the Pharisees. Dear ones, what is your supreme desire in life? If you were to divide your life into two columns, one listing earthly, temporal desires and the other listing eternal, heavenly desires; which list would be the longest?
Our passage this morning reveals a desire that overshadows and overcomes all lesser desires. That is a desire for The Name of The Lord, which is basically saying a desire to know Him, adore Him, worship Him, and walk in close fellowship with Him.
If your God is real, thus will be your desire. Oh, you may have an Ecclesiastes time in your life where you have sought for pleasures in worldly, temporal things. But when all is said and done, vanity is what you end up with. Life and that more abundantly is found in deep, personal fellowship with Jesus Christ. All other desires are weighed in the balances and found wanting. The desire to know and walk with Christ daily is beyond description. At the end of the ages, Haggai identifies The Second Coming of Jesus as the Desire of all nations (Haggai 2:7). May the declaration of the Psalmist be the cry of your soul this morning. “Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire beside thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever.” (Psalm 73:25, 26) Amen, and Amen.