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Devotional Bible Study: Lack Nothing | Psalm 34:10

Welcome to Day 27. for one of our short powerful devotions from the 31 Bible Verses About Practicing The Presence Of God. This short devotional is based on Psalm 34:10.

Read Psalm 34:10.

"The young lions lack and suffer hunger;

But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing."

Psalm 34 is a much loved and beautiful Psalm. There are so many verses that you could choose from it when studying the topic of seeking God. You may have already seen one of our scripture collections that are available in our shop based on Psalm 34:8, Taste and see that the Lord is good.

Psalm 34 meaning

David wrote Psalm 34. He had just escaped from Abimelech by altering his behavior. To escape being captured by the Philistines, David pretended to be insane. (You can read about this event in Samuel 21:10-15) Back in this time people that suffered from insanity were thought to either be cursed by the gods, or especially touched with divine messages. This resulted in most people not wanting contact at all with such people. David was able to escape to a cave at Adullam. He was joined there by other desperate men. It seems that this joyful and wise psalm was written and sung from this cave, in the presence of those desperate men.

What an inspiration David is to us and those desperate men!

Why did David write Psalm 34?

David wrote Psalm 34 because he was so thankful for God rescuing him that he is overwhelmed with a desire to praise Him. After thanking God for his rescue, he then appeals to the desperate men in the cave with him, to trust God. He encourages them to "taste and see that the Lord is good". This is a strong call to action to fully engage in God and discover His mercy and grace. David acknowledges that faith in God does not make a person immune to hardship (Psalm 34:19) but that God provides all that His people truly need (Psalm 34:8-10).

Psalm 34:10 meaning

As a young shepherd boy, David was well acquainted with lions. We are told in 1 Samuel 17:34-35 that he killed at least one lion that was attacking his sheep. David knew that even strong, young lions could go hungry but he was confident from seeing God's hand in his life that those who fear the Lord lack nothing. That is the reward of those who diligently seek Him.

Join me for a short devotional below and we will discuss that those who seek the Lord diligently lack nothing.

Short Devotional: Lack Nothing

When you seek the Lord with all your heart and seek Him first it places you in that secret safe place in God, where you lack nothing. There is no lack in the kingdom of God.

What does it mean to seek God?

To seek God means to pursue Him with your whole heart. It means that you seek Him as your friend. It means that you seek His favor and plan in your life and it means that you want all the blessings poured out on you that God has promised in His Word, the Bible to pour over you.

David knew many trials and tribulations in his life. He diligently pursued God and was rewarded with God's wisdom and strength and divine protection. This is our same reward if we pursue God and seek Him with our whole heart and passion.

We still may face illness and other trials but you know that God is with you in them. The ultimate victory is that when our time on earth ceases, God has prepared a place for us with Him (John 14:2-3)

Have you realized that you may not have many material riches but you truly are rich 'in Christ'?

Throughout our whole study of 'Practicing The Presence Of God' bible verses, we are constantly being shown the riches we gain through knowing Jesus.

I would much prefer to know God's supernatural deep peace and protection during life's storms than to have lots of material goods that weigh me down. I have seen Him provide for my small family when we had financial needs in the past and even in recent times. I have shared recently that in the past few years every time our log pile dwindles, we receive an unexpected delivery of wood. We tell nobody that we need it and for some reason, the delivery always comes during the summer months when I don't even realize our need for firewood. I find it encourages my heart and makes me bold and strong and expectant that God already knows my needs ahead of time and he will meet them!

Those who fear the Lord lack nothing.

We serve a big God and He cares about every tiny detail of our lives. He promises to never leave us or forsake us. Use the following questions to go deeper with God and to help you listen to what He is saying to you through Psalm 34:10. You can use the free prayer journal or a notebook.

Today's devotional is based on Psalm 34:10 which is from our Practicing The