“My soul is satisfied as with marrow and fatness, and my mouth offers praises with joyful lips” (Psalm 63:5).
Emotional and spiritual immaturity is characterized by the need for immediate gratification; the constant sweet tooth that is never satisfied; moving from one carb experience to the next; filling up on empty calories. Substantive and lasting satisfaction, however, is experienced in God’s abiding presence which the psalmist compares to the richest foods. While Levitical laws forbade the eating of fat (Lev. 7:23) and was to be used as an offering to God — “all fat is Yahweh’s” (Lev. 3:16) — it is the life lived as an offering to God that finds true nourishment and fullness.