SATISFIED with GOOD
BY: RAY PRINZING
“Who satisfieth thy mouth with good; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.” (Psalm 103:5)
Moffatt translates this, “He gives you all your heart’s desire’. For the word ’mouth’ is the Hebrew word ‘adi’, translated elsewhere as ornament, or thing that is desired. Psalm 32:9 is the only other time this word is given as ‘mouth’, speaking of how the mouth of a horse must be held in with bit and bridle, because this controls the horse and keeps him from plunging in every direction just to satisfy his own desire for a tender morsel.
The Amplified is beautiful in its indication that He satisfies “your necessity and desire at your personal age with good”. As ones desires modify with changing ages, yet Christ can satisfy every desire for youth or adult, young or old, and He does so with GOOD, that which is for our profit, until we are developed and strong, OVERCOMING, soaring with victory as an eagle soars with its renewed vigor after it has passed through its change, its moulting season.
”Delight thyself also in the Lord; and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart,” (Psalm 37:4) When He imparts to us our desires, they are right desires, pure desires, and assured of fulfillment. The more we delight ourselves in Him, the more He purifies our desires from the corruptible things to satisfy the lust of the flesh, and brings them into harmony with His perfect will for us – then He lavishly fulfills these desires.
There is another word used in the Scriptures, translated as ‘LUST’, which means an over-desire, or a perverted desire, because it goes beyond the bound of that which is right and pure. When self is dealt with, and we come into the pureness of right desires, how precious are the ways in which He satisfies them – always with GOOD.
We bless Thee Lord for each desire,
You give, and then fulfill,
Until our heart is satisfied,
Complete within Thy will.