As the hart panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after Thee, O God. Psalm 42:1
This Psalm’s title is “For the sons of Korah”. Korah was a leader in rebellion against Moses’ leadership through the wilderness journey (Numbers 16). There were three men who are noted for that rebellion; Dathan and Abiram being the other two. All who joined these three in the rebellion were destroyed when the ground opened up and swallowed them alive. Some of Korah’s sons evidently did not join their father, and lived. They had a heart for God; which was given them by God’s grace.
There are human desires aplenty in our times. They have in fact run amuck. Many think that life is all about having their desires fulfilled. The greatest desire for which I am aware is the desire to know God. Many will deny that of course. The desire for God is usually masked by craving other things to find fulfillment. They do not.
Whether it is beer, wine, hard liquor, cannibis, cocaine, heroine, or any other mind robbing drug; there is no fulfillment for the human mind and heart until we find our rest and peace in GOD.
The deer, or hart as the text says, after running through the woods, or across the plains, or the meadow longs for that fresh, flowing stream of water for a drink, for refreshment. Just as that deer desires water, and finds refreshment the one who knows GOD seeks fulfillment in Him. Once you are fulfilled in Him, you long, you desire to know Him even more.
You can look in religion, but you will not be fulfilled there. You can look in nature you will not find fulfillment there. You can look wherever you choose, but you will not find fulfillment until you believe what God says about His Son Jesus Christ. “This is my beloved Son, hear Him.”
In Jesus Christ Son of the Living God there is fulfillment, and everlasting life.