Saturday, October 18, 2008
Now that is a thirsty deer. That might be a better image of what we are talking about in Psalm 42.1. This deer is thirsty ----- it is in the city and is looking for something to drink. The key to this understanding is that the thirst is wrapped up in oppression. See this writer is struggling under the oppression of his enemies. And so the Psalm points us back to the source. God is our source so we cling to God in all that we say and do. Just like Psalm 42.11 says: "Hope in God; for I shall again praise him, my help and my God."