Imagine you are a turkey hunter in the woods on a beautiful spring morning. After conversing with a wild turkey gobbler you know to be the boss of the woods, you have made your last call. He has sounded off his last time and has zoomed in on your position.
David is drawing from the book of nature to tell us to thrust our roots deep into the Word of God amid the spiritual drought that surrounds us to find the living waters that will enable us to grow tall and allow us to flourish and bear the fruit of the Spirit.
Letting go of his possessions and reaching his hand to grasp what Jesus offered was too high a cost for the rich young ruler to pay for the free gift of eternal life. And while Jesus didn’t tell the young man to go, He didn’t beg him to stay either.