Read Isaiah 26:7-9
You’ve seen it- the taut rope connecting one thing to another.
Perhaps it was on a snowy day and a truck with a tow rope hauled you out of the ditch. Tension twisted and stretched the rope until you feared it would rip the fibers apart.
Isaiah used that imagery to describe how his soul desired both the character and the reputation of the Lord. His deepest want in the core of his being was to know God.
What is the soul? It is both the home of your physical breath and the seat of your spiritual breath, if you have been born again.
Your soul is the you that’s in there, breathing the breath of life that our Creator gives to each of us. It is also the part of you that is dead in your trespasses until the Spirit, like the wind, breathes new life into you.
It is then that the soul can truly desire the Lord. We yearn to know who He is and what He has done.
And Soloman wrote, “A three-fold cord is not quickly broken.”
Our souls desire the Lord, but our flesh creates the tension pulling back, making the rope tight, twisting. However, when we walk by the Spirit, the rope is three-fold, strengthened by His might, and is not quickly broken.
May the desire of our soul bring us into the presence of the Lord!