From time to time, you know, one gets desirous for the Word of God. It is like the bride in Song of Solomon, when we encounter the church’s desire for the Word of God. Or for us personally, it is as the psalmist says, “as the hart panteth after the water brooks, so my soul panteth for thee, O God.” We long for the Word of God. We long to know who this God is who speaks unto us thus. He created, redeemed, and sanctifies us. We long for him. We long to be his. We are not ashamed of ourselves when we are his. We can walk in the light when he enlightens us. If we shine with faith, it is after he talks with us. Not just what he says, but that Spirit with which he speaks engenders in us this light, a light we cannot obtain from any other source. So yes, we long for thee, we pant, hunger, and thirst for righteousness, so that we may be with God at peace, nothing else gives us any consolation until we have this, and when we have this, no amount of present suffering deters us from our eternal joy in the prize Christ won for us.