Tuesday’s Time

As fo me, I will behold thy face in righteousness: I shall be satisfied, when I awake, with thy likeness (Psalm 17:15).
The Psalmist presented a contrast of lives and attitudes by comparing those who are faithful unto God and those who are ungodly. The Psalmist, in prayer, made the request that God would recognize his obedience unto him, that God would continue to bless him and that his enemies would be defeated. The righteous man also looked beyond this life, beyond the grave unto the day of resurrection. The godly man looked forward to the day that he would be brought forth from his grave and see God face to face.
It does appear that the Psalmist had some understanding of the resurrection and that their would be a change in man when raised. Whatever he knew or did not know, this righteous man knew that he would be “satisfied.” The word translated “satisfied” is a word commonly used in reference to being filled or satiated with food. Having lived his life seemingly never truly satisfied, then in the resurrection being fully satisfied. He was satisfied because he was resurrected by God; he was satisfied because he saw God face to face; and he was satisfied because of the change in his body (in likeness of God).
As children of God, we are strangers and pilgrims in this world. Jesus Christ has promised an abundant life to all who obey Him. Of all the people of the world, we live the greatest lives, but we should never be satisfied with “this” life. This world is not my home; we are just passing through; we are citizens of the kingdom of Heaven. We are separated from our King while in this world, therefore we will not and cannot be truly satisfied, while separated from our home.
As we busy ourselves in the “rat race,” let us keep our eyes, hearts and minds focused on our eternal goal of satisfaction.