When the sheep get thirsty in the arid land of Israel, they will ignore danger to get at the pools of water And they can get stuck in the mud and cannot get out without the Shepherd’s Help. Hence the analogy of Psalm 40 with the Bog and the Rock.
I found Psalm 40 very comforting this morning. It shows a God who looks at the heart, not just the “sacrifices” we think we must do to get His attention. We miss the tender heart of God in our frantic desires to “please Him” daily. He is already pleased because of Jesus in us! Keep that in mind today, please.